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Shots fired at security staff in Kaingaroa Forest

Radio New Zealand logo Radio New Zealand 5 days ago

Kaingaroa Forest © ShutterStock Kaingaroa Forest Multiple shots were fired at forestry workers after they approached a vehicle in Kaingaroa Forest in the central North Island on Friday.

Timberlands forest risk manager Colin Maunder said two forestry security staff approached a vehicle with people in it on Friday evening.

A person inside pulled a gun on the workers, and shots were fired at their fleeing car.

Mr Maunder said the workers' vehicle was hit by multiple shotgun blasts.

No-one was injured.

A police statement said a report was received of an incident at the forest and officers were working to understand the circumstances.

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