A suitcase, which had been thought to be suspicious, has been destroyed in a small controlled explosion in central Auckland.
The New Zealand Defence Force was called to inspect the item, which was found earlier this evening beside a rubbish bin on the corner of Quay Street and Gore Street.
Police cordoned off the area and closed parts of nearby roads as a precaution.
An investigation was still under way at the site, but cordons were being lifted.
The police said motorists in the area should expect to continue to experience some disruption.
Some incident on Quay St. Police just rolled out this machine and closed the road! pic.twitter.com/yk6BdptV88— Simone McCallum (@simonemccallum) September 29, 2016