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“Don’t be alarmed;” police announce noisy training exercises

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Police are conducting training exercises in parts of Wellington this weekend and are advising residents not to be alarmed.

Members of the National Special Tactics Group (STG) are participating in routine training exercises at Arlington Apartments on Hopper Street on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August, between 9am and 4pm.

Another exercise is being held at the former teachers’ college campus on Donald Street in Karori between 10am and 10pm on Monday.

Commander of Police Operations Support, Inspector Geoff Jago, says the exercises involve pyrotechnics and Police in full tactical uniform.

“Members of the public may see armed Police at Arlington Apartments or around Donald Street in Karori but there is no cause for concern — these exercises are part of our routine training cycle to ensure staff remain well trained and prepared for a range of eventualities.

“We apologise for any disruption or inconvenience this may cause.”

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