According to New Zealand media reports, on the afternoon of the 29th local time, riots broke out in a prison in Waikato, North Island, New Zealand. Prisoners occupied part of the building to confront the police.
The confrontation has lasted for 18 hours. By this morning, 16 prisoners still refused to surrender to the police. Prisoners lit debris on the roof of the building, and a large amount of smoke could be seen nearby.
According to reports, there are more than 230 prisoners in the rioting prison, and the police have transferred some prisoners to a safe place.
At present, the prison has been closed, firefighters and ambulance personnel have arrived at the scene, and corrections officers are still trying to negotiate with prisoners.
A prison spokesman said the riots were triggered by several prisoners refusing to carry out the instructions of the administrator.
There are no police or inmate casualties.