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Source: New Zealand Police

Festival attendees are now able to re-enter the Waitangi Park area of the Homegrown festival after an earlier evacuation.

Following concerns held by Homegrown security about a person, a decision was made to evacuate the Waitangi Park area of the festival at around 9:20pm.

Police can now clarify the decision to evacuate was made by Police rather than Homegrown staff.

A person has been spoken to and the area searched, and as a result Police can confirm there has been no threat to the Homegrown festival or the public.

While the concern in this case appears to have been an innocent misunderstanding, Police would like to remind people to stay vigilant and call 111 if they see anything suspicious. 

Police would like to thank attendees for their cooperation during the evacuation.


Issued by Police Media Centre