Police are looking for a man in the Coromandel after reports that shots were fired at a house bus.
Police say cordons have now been lifted on State Highway 25 - the the Kopu-Hikuai Road - which was closed this afternoon after reports of the shots, in what they are calling a domestic situation.
The Armed Offenders Squad and a helicopter were brought in.
The search for the man continues but police say they don't believe he poses any risk to the community.
Two schools did not go into lockdown as advised earlier, and were not in any immediate danger, police say.