Manaia residents have been advised to stay inside and lock their doors in Manaia tonight with police diverting traffic away from the Main South Road.
Senior Sergeant Jeff Veale has said in a statement
Police responded to an address on South Road, Manaia at 5:15pm tonight after receiving reports a shot had been fired.
AOS attended to search a property as a precaution and as a result the road was closed for a time.
It is now reopened, AOS have left the scene and Police are making further enquiries to establish what has occurred.