Update: Reported threat on Interislander ferry
Cordons are being stood down following Police enquiries
after a reported threat on the Interislander ferry.
attended the ferry in Wellington and have confirmed there is
no suspicious item on-board and no cause for
Interislander are working to move passengers to
Enquiries are continuing as to the
identity of the person who made the threat.
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