Armed police have executed search warrants at two addresses in Pāpāmoa.
A police media spokeswoman said an armed offenders squad was deployed at addresses on Kotiate St and Dunkeld Drive as a precautionary measure.
No arrests were made and inquiries are ongoing, she said.
Earlier, a police media spokeswoman said police had been searching an address on Kotiate St since about 6am.
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A resident who did not want to be named said he saw about eight police cars and armed police at an address.
The police were focused on the one property and he was unable to leave his street for around 20 minutes.