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New Zealand parliament in lockdown after security threat

New Zealand's parliament building in Wellington. Credit: Reuters

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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