Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Bomb hoax at Dunedin airport under investigation

"Bomb hoax at Dunedin airport under investigation"

Dunedin Police continue to investigate a bomb hoax that led to the partial closure of Dunedin Airport yesterday, Sunday 17 March.

A black bag, described as a laptop bag, was made safe by experts from the New Zealand Defence Force.

It is believed that the bag was brought into the airport by a person climbing over an external set of fences on Centre Road.

This occurred at some stage between 11.30am and about 6.15pm.

This area is a place where people often watch aircraft taking off and landing from their cars.

Police would like to hear from anyone that was there between those times or anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in and around that area.

Police are now looking at items recovered from the scene, including a note that was written by the person who placed the hoax device.

The insensitive nature of this act in light of recent events cannot be overstated.

A large number of people were disrupted and distressed as a consequence.

Anyone who has informaiton that could assist Police is encouraged to contact the Dunedin Police on (03) 471 4800, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

National Terrorism Threat Level Moves To Medium
Medium is defined as a terrorist attack is assessed as feasible and could well occur. The new level remains higher than it was before the 15 March terrorist attack when the threat level was low. More>>

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Environment Aotearoa 2019: Report Warns Environment In Serious Trouble

The report is jointly produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand, and is a follow on from the last report in 2015.

The report says the way New Zealanders live and make a living is having a serious impact on the environment, and the benefits New Zealanders get from being in nature, though not measured or quantified, could be lost. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Scrapping The Capital Gains Tax

As PM Jacinda Arden said yesterday, there was no point in Labour bringing a proposal into the House that it didn’t have the votes to get passed. Looking back, maybe she always felt this outcome to be inevitable... More>>

ALSO:

City Rail Link: Billion Dollar Cost Rise (And Preferred Bidder)

The revised cost envelope for completing the entire Auckland City Rail Link project now totals $4.419 billion. The revised cost has yet to be endorsed by the project’s sponsors (the Crown and Auckland Council). More>>

ALSO:

Meth Scare: Debt Write-Off For HNZ Meth Testing Evictions

People living in Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties who were wrongly evicted because of flawed methamphetamine contamination policies will have their related debts with the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) written off. More>>

ALSO:

RNZ Report: Fears Grow For NZ Nurse Kidnapped In Syria

A New Zealand nurse working for the Red Cross was captured by Islamic State (IS) in Syria more than five years ago, and there are now public pleas for any information that could help bring her home. More>>

ALSO:

Streets Blocked In London: Climate 'Extinction Rebellion' Reaches Aotearoa

Across the world, thousands of people are taking part in a rebellion to avert climate, ecological and human catastrophe. This begins in Aotearoa New Zealand today. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels