Centre of New Zealand city locked down and reports of an active shooter close to a mosque
Our reporter Eleanor Ainge Roy says there is a crashed Subaru on Strickland Street in central Auckland police believe there may be explosives inside.
They are trying to secure the car and have cleared a safety cordon of about 100 metres around the car because of fears of a bomb blast.
Police have confirmed this is an active and critical situation.
The shots were first reported in a mosque and at nearby Hagley Park in the centre of Christchurch.