Police received information that a male with a warrant to arrest was at a property on Tarawera Road yesterday evening.

Police units, including the Armed Offenders Squad, attended, and the road was cordoned off for a time.

The male was not located and police inquiries are continuing.


Part of a Rotorua street was blocked tonight while the Armed Offenders Squad searched a property.


A police media centre spokeswoman said the Armed Offenders Squad was carrying out a search warrant at a Tarawera Rd address.

No further details were available.