Two flights have been turned back from Dunedin Airport after reports of a suspicious package in the area.
Police said diversions had been set up in the vicinity of the airport after a report of a suspicious package was made at 8.10pm.
Dunedin Airport is currently closed following a report of a suspicious package on the airfield.
Police are at the scene and specialist teams have been deployed to determine the nature of the package.
They said a cordon had been set up.
The defence force had been made aware.
Details remained scarce, but the package was reportedly found in an an outbuilding at Dunedin Airport.
A source contacted the Otago Daily Times saying a “suspicious bag” had been seen in a navigation out building.
The source said the bomb squad had been called in.
NZTA said in an alert SH86 was closed at the intersection of Centre Road.
Source: radionz.co.nz re published by arrangement.