'We had a bit of banter'– Warren Gatland jokes about getting secrets off his Blues' player son Bryn for Lions' clash

Gatland's Lions play the Blues next Wednesday but his son Bryn will turn out for the Auckland side. Source: 1 NEWS

Shots fired, patrons forced to lie on floor during armed robbery of Auckland bar

Shots were fired, bar staff threatened and customers forced to lie on the floor during a terrifying aggravated robbery in Auckland this afternoon.

Police say three disguised offenders entered the Headin' Home Bar on Ti Rakau Drive in Pakuranga at around 12.30pm when around a dozen customers were inside.

The trio, two of them with guns, threatened the staff and forced the customers to lie down on the floor, said Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Warrick Adkin of Counties Manukau Police.

The robbers then took cash and fled in a white car that was waiting outside.

During the robbery shots were fired by the offenders but fortunately no-one was struck or injured, Mr Adkin said.

Police were called and a number of units were immediately deployed to the scene and the surrounding area and the Police Eagle Helicopter and several dog units also attended, he said. 

The offenders are yet to be found.

A forensic scene examination is underway and police officers are speaking to a large number of witnesses, he said.

Victim Support will be offered to those who were in the bar at the time.

Police want to hear from anyone who saw what happened and has not yet spoken to officers. 

Police would also like to hear from anyone who saw a white car parked in the bar car park at around the time the robbery happened.


Watch: Hello luv! Warren Gatland hugs wife after long absence, after touching down in New Zealand

The special moment when Lions coach Warren Gatland was reunited with wife Trudi, after a long absence, was caught on video today.

Trudi Gatland remains living in New Zealand while her husband coaches Wales, making today's reunion extra special. Source: 1 NEWS

Trudi Gatland has been living in New Zealand in recent times, while her husband coaches Wales, making today's reunion extra special.

After a Lions official thanked the Maori group which welcomed them with a powhiri, the Lions players sang a melodious song in response. Source: 1 NEWS

The Lions skipper represents the squad on their arrival in New Zealand today. Source: 1 NEWS

The British and Irish Lions touched down today at Auckland Airport. Source: 1 NEWS

More video from today's arrival of the British and Irish Lions.