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    NZ airports to test flyers for explosives
    Page 1 of 2 5:00AM Monday July 09, 2007
    By David Eames

    Passengers at New Zealand airports will be tested for explosives, and security officers are set to be given new sweeping search and seizure powers. "Trace detection" testing will see passengers routinely taken at random and tested for traces of explosives on their carry-on bags, and documents.

    The measure - initially planned only for US-bound flights - is expected to be in place for all international passengers by August 1.

    And it is understood Air New Zealand has also investigated fitting its fleet of 747-200 and 767-300 aircraft with security camera systems that would allow the flight crew to monitor passengers.

    Aviation Security Service general manager Mark Everitt yesterday told the Herald trace detection testing - already employed overseas - would involve "continuous random testing" and would not delay flight departure times.

    About 10 million people are expected to go through some type of security screening at New Zealand's airports this financial year, and it was important the testing required "minimal intervention ... because that's why we like living in New Zealand", he said.

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    I'm part of a group that does historical reenactment, including playing with cannon. We've talked about being absolutely sure that something used at a blackpowder event shouldn't be taken anywhere near an airport.
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