Ticking clock sees RBNZ evacuated

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand was evacuated on Thursday 18 March after a ticking parcel was found on the 10th floor of the building in Wellington.

The drama began at 8.30am at the height of rush hour when an employee found a package addressed to a New Zealand cabinet minister sent to the central bank offices by an Asian counterpart.

The RBNZ is opposite parliament and the evacuation saw the shut down of the surrounding commercial district and traffic mayhem in the capital, police said. The ma