Training mine discovered at Ruakaka Beach
88 Cameron Street,
Thursday July 10,
About 9.30am this morning police were
notified that a large round object, which looked like a sea
mine, was rolling around in the surf at Ruakaka Beach.
a precaution Police notified the Bomb Disposal Unit which
travelled from Auckland.
The unit found that the object
was a training mine belonging to the Royal New Zealand Navy.
These mines are usually full of water and are inert (i.e.
Bomb Disposal Unit staff emptied the water out
of the mine and it was transported to the Ruakaka Police
Station. The Navy will be collecting it from the
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