A Rotorua man has appeared in court in relation to an incident in Kuirau Park where shots were allegedly fired near a children's playground.

Daniel Tere McMeeking, 27, appeared via audio visual link before Judge Phillip Cooper in the Rotorua District Court this morning.

He faces four charges - behaving in a disorderly manner in a public place, namely Kuirau Park, that he jointly with unknown persons had in his possession in a public place a .22 calibre firearm, that he jointly with unknown persons without reasonable cause discharged a .22 calibre firearm with reckless disregard for the safety of others and possession of cannabis.

He was remanded back into custody without plea until his next appearance on May 11.

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Judge Cooper said if McMeeking's lawyer Jonathan Temm so wished, he could make a bail application at an earlier date.

The charges relate to an incident about 10am on Saturday. Police received multiple reports of shots being fired near a children's playground and the busy Saturday morning Rotary market.