UPDATE 4: Serious firearms incident in Christchurch
Due to the ongoing serious firearms incident in Central Christchurch Police would like to remind all parents and caregivers that schools across the city remain in lock down.
There is no timeframe at this stage for when the lock down will be lifted.
The children are being taken care of by schools.
On advice from Police, schools will communicate directly with parents when the lock down is lifted.
The safety of the community is our priority.
We will provide updates on the incident as and when they are available and you can get these on our Facebook page and website.
Media please note the stand up with Commissioner Mike Bush has been pushed back to 5.30pm.
This will be held at the Royal Society on Turnbull Street, Thorndon, Wellington.