Tauranga police are continuing to make enquiries following reports of a gunman on the loose near Te Puke.

Police cordoned off a stretch of Manoeka Rd from Te Puke Highway as members of the Armed Offenders Squad helped assist officers deal with the situation last night.

A police spokeswoman earlier said they received initial reports of a man with a gun from about 2.30pm and members of the AOS were called in to assist as a precaution.

At 5.45pm last night Manoeka Rd was still blocked off, with police cordons in the area.

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A police communications spokeswoman today said that police were continuing to make enquiries in the general area.

There were no reports of injuries to anyone but police were continuing to investigate the matter, she said.