A North Canterbury property has been cordoned off after explosives were found.
Emergency services responded to the incident on Dale St in Kaiapoi at about 9am on Tuesday.
A police spokeswoman said a container of blast caps was found by tradesmen working in the area.
"The NZ Defence Force has been advised and Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel will remove the blast caps."
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The spokesperson said the explosives were removed.
The property is a block of Housing NZ houses under construction.