Te Papa evacuated following discovery of suspicious item

Author
NZ Herald/Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 5:34PM
Te Papa in Wellington. (Photo / file)
Te Papa in Wellington. (Photo / file)

Te Papa evacuated following discovery of suspicious item

Author
NZ Herald/Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 29 Jul 2021, 5:34PM

Te Papa was evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious item.

Police said the national museum in Wellington was cleared as a precaution.

Police specialist teams searched the building.

The item was deemed not suspicious and people allowed to return to the building.

The evacuation disrupted The Contractors Conference, New Zealand's civil construction industry conference, which is being held at the national museum this week.