Defence Force travel to Waikato to detonate artillery shell found in paddock

A Defence Force bomb disposal team is heading to a Waikato farm after an old artillery shell was found in a paddock.
As of 3pm a detonation was planned within the hour.

A police spokesperson said the explosive was discovered around 11am in a farm paddock in Taupiris Uapoto Rd.

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Someone has found an old artillery shell in a paddock, its quite common.

[Defence Force] explosive teams are heading there from Auckland and will be detonating it in the next hour. There is no risk to any members of the public.


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