Emergency Services are currently dealing with a bomb threat at the Bolton Hotel in Bolton Street, Wellington.
At 12.45pm a person has rung the Bolton Hotel informing staff that a bomb had been planted in the building.
The hotel has been evacuated while the building is searched by the Police Specialist Search Team and an Explosives Dog. Several streets in the immediate area have been closed while the incident is being dealt with.
A further media release will be made by Wellington Police once the incident has concluded.
Jenny Salesa, a Tongan Labour Party candidate for the Manukau East said on her Facebook she was in a building closed to where the bomb threat was..
"Bomb scare at the Bolton Hotel… I'm working at our Wellington head office today and for about an hour now we've been wondering why the road below us has been closed off, lots of Police cars and Fire Engines… we know now from news reports that there is a bomb scare a few buildings away… We are still working though which is just as well as its raining, windy & cold here today".