White powder found in Wellington building not thought to be a risk

Police say there is no risk to the public from a white powder found in a central Wellington building today. 

The New Zealand Defence Force found the white powder at about 3pm this afternoon.

It was sent in a letter to the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) in Wellington.

Police say the substance will be isolated and tested and is not thought to be a risk. 

"Emergency services are attending as part of a standard response procedure," an NZIC spokesperson said earlier today. 

Explosive Ordnance Disposal Operators from the NZDF have confirmed they were at the scene.

Source: 1 NEWS