24 Apr 2013

House examined after meth lab explosion

5:07 pm on 24 April 2013

Police have almost completed a forensic examination of a house in Mount Maunganui where an explosion occurred shortly before 4am on Tuesday.

A man burned in the explosion is in Waikato Hospital in a critical condition on Wednesday.

Police say a large number of items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine have been found at the Ocean Beach Road property, as well as 50 cannabis plants.

A search of the property is continuing.