Substance of concern located at Waikawa Museum in Southland, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responds

Substance of concern located at Waikawa Museum in Southland, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit responds

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Police responded to an incident at Waikawa Museum midday Wednesday after a substance of concern was located.

The museum was closed to the public as a precautionary measure.

Christchurch based New Zealand Defence Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit was notified, and a team was dispatched to the scene.

The team will assess the circumstances of the incident and safely dispose of the substance.

Disposal will happen in a safe environment away from the museum.

Authorities and Fire and Emergency staff are working together with the Defence Force team to dispose of the substance safely.

No further information can be given.

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