The police bomb squad converged on Whenuapai this morning
when a suspicious package was delivered to the Auckland RNZAF
base - just two days before the Royals were due to land.
An area of the base was cordoned off and expert explosives
officers were called to check the package.
It was later confirmed that the package contained clothing
and had been delivered to the base by mistake. It was
destined for another address.
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are
scheduled to land at the base at 11.20am on Friday to start
the Auckland leg of their New Zealand tour. There, they will
meet air force personnel and their families.
- By Anna Leask of the NZ Herald