Gun shots and a person with a firearm has reportedly been spotted on State Highway 30.
Police received reports of a person with a firearm at 1.30pm in Kapenga and separate reports of gunshots in the area.
A police media spokeswoman said police were unable to find anything suspicious but found people "legitimately" shooting at a local gun club.
The Rotorua Rod and Gun Club is situated in the area but a police media spokeswoman said police found nothing suspicious.
Rotorua's Rod and Gun Club president Callum Birch said it was concerning someone could be near their club with a weapon.
"You can't not be concerned, especially when it's at your club," he said.
He confirmed the incident had nothing to do with the club.
Birch said members gathered on Wednesday nights for a social practice but the first person to arrive would not usually there until 3pm.
Tonight's practice would still go ahead.
He said the club was social and competitive and members used shotguns only.
A police media spokeswoman said police have left the area.