Source: New Zealand Police – IRD Wellington Staff Threatened Extra Security In Place

At 11.40am on Tuesday 7th April Inland Revenue’s call centre received a phone call from an individual threatening staff at the IRD offices in Wellington.

Police have worked closely with IRD to ensure the safety of their staff and premises.

Extra security has been put in place.

Wellington Police are actively making enquiries into the source of the threats and are following positive lines of enquiry.

Individuals need to be aware that these types of threats are taken seriously by the Police.


Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.