Two people were arrested and loaded firearms found during a police raid on a house in Waikato this morning.
The search was linked to an assault in Tairua a few weeks ago.
Police said they found cannabis, a loaded pistol and another magnum rifle, and ammunition for both guns at the Thames property.
The Armed Offenders Squad were called in, roadbloacks around Matatoki School were set up and a rural highway between Thames and Paeroa was closed.
A 31-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested.