Flights were delayed at Auckland Airport this evening, due to a security incident.
The Aviation Security Service (Avsec) said it had responded to a request from the airport at 7.10pm about a possible security breach.
The incident happened at one of the airport's exit points, at a Jetstar gate.
Avsec said it rescreened passengers and, while there had been a security breach, there was no risk.
The incident delayed nine flights, with a maximum delay of 88 minutes.
Avsec said an investigation would be undertaken with the Civil Aviation Authority to determine if any action was required.
Security breach at Auckland Airport. Could be worse. I'm not at the back of the queue. pic.twitter.com/x6WiNnqjcP— Ben Carswell (@bcarswell) September 22, 2016
Mammoth queue through security at Auckland airport. Get here early— Cynthia Johnson (@OntheDomain) September 22, 2016