Italian tourist urged to make contact

Italian tourist urged to make contact


An Italian tourist is being urged to make contact with Police due to concerns raised by her family that her regular contact with them has suddenly stopped.

Anita Colombo, aged 25, is in New Zealand on a work visa and until now has maintained regular contact with her family back home in Mariano Comense (Como). The last contact was a Facebook message posted on 2 March.

This is sufficiently out of character for her mother to make contact with the Italian Embassy in Wellington who in turn made contact with Police.

The last time Anita spoke with her mother on 26 February she was in Hawera and had been working on farms around New Zealand.

Anita bought a car in Kati Kati in February so is likely to be driving a blue Ford Telstar Station Wagon.

Police are asking Anita to make contact so family can be reassured she is safe. Police are also keen to hear from anyone else who has seen Anita in recent days or knows of her whereabouts.

Anyone with information about Anita's whereabouts is asked to contact Sergeant Chris Allemann at Palmerston North Police on 06 351 3600.

Media enquiries should be referred to Sgt Chris Allemann on 021 378 840.