Massey University has become the third university to receive a threatening message.
Earlier today Victoria University was evacuated after a bomb threat.
“We have received a note threatening the staff in our Contact Centre on our Manawatū campus and have evacuated everyone from our Registry Building as a precaution,” Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey says.
The university’s Contact Centre is currently being relocated and the university’s main switchboard will be closed until 3.00pm today.
“We are aware there have been threats made against Otago University and Victoria University over the past two days. So far those threats have come to nothing but, at this stage, keeping our students and staff safe is our key priority,” Mr Maharey says.
Massey University has announced the Registry Building on its Manawatū campus will reopen for business as usual tomorrow morning.
The university will provide further updates on its website – www.massey.ac.nz – as information becomes available.
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