2 Jan 2018

Campground evacuated after unexploded artillery shell found

9:09 am on 2 January 2018

A Wairarapa campground had to be evacuated on New Year's Eve after an unexploded artillery shell was found.

Police said the discovery was made at the Akitio Beach Camping Ground just before 2pm.

The campground was evacuated and cordoned off while a Defence Force bomb disposal squad dealt with the shell.

Campers were able to return a couple of hours later.