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New Zealand's parliament is in lock down after a security threat ahead of its annual budget presentation.
Police said a man was arrested in relation to the incident and that a vehicle at the centre of the threat was cleared.
NZ Parliament tweeted: "The security situation is contained, however Parliament remained locked down. #Budget2016 proceeding as planned."
New Zealand will present its annual budget at 0200 GMT.
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New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum made history in his final Test match by blasting the quickest ever century off just 54 balls before Australia fought back on day one of the second Test in Christchurch.
McCullum, playing his final international game before retiring, ensured he went out with a bang by writing his name into the record books, smashing 145 in New Zealand's total of 370, with the tourists finishing on 57 for one at stumps.
By going to his ton off the equivalent of nine overs with a smear through the offside, McCullum broke Viv Richards' and Misbah-ul-Haq's previous record by two balls, leaving a fitting legacy to an explosive career.
After being caught off a no ball on 39, the 34-year-old punished the tourists, plundering six sixes and 21 fours at a strike rate of 183.54 before perishing five short of 150 when caught on the boundary.
McCullum said in his post-match press conference: "I wasn't aware of the record but obviously very respectful of all those that have been there before and held it before.
"I was trying to hit every ball for four or six."
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