Man charged after Te Papa incident ruined school ball

Author
NZ Herald ,
Section
News,
Publish Date
Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:03PM
Te Papa in Wellington. (Photo / Herald)
Te Papa in Wellington. (Photo / Herald)

A Wellington man has been arrested over an incident that ruined a Wellington high school's ball at Te Papa.

A man, 27, will appear in court after an "item of concern" was located in a loading dock and reported to police last Friday night.

Te Papa management evacuated the museum as a precaution, forcing the short-notice cancellation of Wellington Girls' College ball at the museum. Students arriving at the venue were turned away.

The man appeared in Wellington District Court yesterday charged with wilful damage and burglary.

He was remanded on bail to reappear on July 2.

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