UPDATED 6.47am: Police actions are under scrutiny following two shootings this week.
LISTEN ABOVE: Police association President Greg O'Conner speaks to Rachel Smalley
A man was shot twice in the stomach by police in Rotorua yesterday, after he was pepper sprayed and tasered three times to no effect.
He's in a critical condition after undergoing surgery.
On Tuesday night, a man was shot dead in Hamilton after a police raid on a premises in an ongoing investigation into methamphetamine and arms.
Bay of Plenty District Commander Superintendent Andy McGregor said yesterday's incident happened after the man refused to drop a weapon after repeated requests.
"Police have now launched an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the man being shot."
"As a standard practice, Police have notified the Independent Police Complaints Authority of the incident."
The Police Association believe ill-informed observers are making all sorts of commentary about police on social media.
Some are comparing yesterday's police shooting in Rotorua, to what's going on in the United States.
Union President Greg O’Connor said they should be focusing on is the real issue.
"And it's not a comparison with the US - it's not body cameras. It's why young men are out of control on methamphetamine, and why methamphetamine use and availability has become such an issue."