Explosives found at property in Kaiapoi, Defence Force called in

Emergency services responded to the incident on Dale St in Kaiapoi at about 9am on Tuesday. Photo...
Emergency services responded to the incident on Dale St in Kaiapoi at about 9am on Tuesday. Photo: Courtney Winter
A North Canterbury property has been cordoned off after explosives were found.

Emergency services responded to the incident on Dale St in Kaiapoi at about 9am on Tuesday.

A police spokeswoman said a container of blast caps was found by tradesmen working in the area.

Photo: George Heard
Photo: George Heard
"The NZ Defence Force has been advised and Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel will remove the blast caps."

The spokesperson said there was no risk of them detonating.

The property is a block of Housing NZ houses under construction.

 

 

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