Update, 5.10pm

The police cordon at the intersection of No 2 Rd and Dudley Vercoe Drive has just been opened.

Some residents have been waiting at the cordon to get access back to their homes.

A reporter at the scene, however, said the cordon had just been moved further up No 2 road and about a dozen "frustrated" residents still could not get home.

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Earlier:

Police are at an incident in Te Puke where shots have reportedly been fired at a property.

Police received several calls around 1:50pm to an address on No. 2 Road, a spokeswoman said.

Cordons are in place around the property and the Armed Offenders Squad has been called.

Armed police at the intersection of No 2 Rd and Dudley Vercoe Drive. Photo / Stuart Whitaker
Armed police at the intersection of No 2 Rd and Dudley Vercoe Drive. Photo / Stuart Whitaker

The Police Eagle helicopter is also assisting.

A photographer at the scene said police had cordoned off No 2 Rd at the intersection with Dudley Vercoe Drive.

Armed police were turning traffic around at the intersection and there were also ambulances at the scene.

There is a heavy police presence in No 2 Rd, Te Puke. Photo / Stuart Whitaker
There is a heavy police presence in No 2 Rd, Te Puke. Photo / Stuart Whitaker

He could see around 12 police cars as well as at least 16 "heavily armed" members of the Armed Offenders Squad.

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He understood No 1 Rd had also been cordoned off.

Two of the Bay of Plenty's top police officers - Tauranga area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton and Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner - have visited the scene.

Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner, centre, and Tauranga area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton. Photo / George Novak
Detective Senior Sergeant Greg Turner, centre, and Tauranga area commander Inspector Clifford Paxton. Photo / George Novak

More to come.