A section of Harvey Street in Tauranga city is being cordoned off and residents are being evacuated after a World War Two grenade was discovered under the floorboards of a house.
Police enter the Harvey Street home where a WW2 grenade was found under the floor boards.
Residents in homes in the vicinity of number 44 Harvey Street were evacuated as a safety precaution while police investigate the grenade fragment found just after 2pm.
Photographs of the grenade were sent to the bomb squad in Auckland.
Police say they saw the photographs and decided to travel to Tauranga to uplift it. They are expected in Tauranga at 6pm today.
Acting Sergeant Lee Stringer says people renovating a house in Harvey Street found what appears to be a “fragment of a World War Two grenade in the floor boards of the home”.
“We believe the detonator has been removed and people have been moved out of the area as a precaution.”
Police say the grenade does not have detonator, pin or lever.