Wednesday, 28 February 2024 - 11:22am |

Search continues for missing hiker, Tararua Ranges

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Police continue the search in the Tararua ranges today, after a man in his early 70s went missing while hiking Monday morning.

Police received the report that afternoon and a search has been underway since.

LandSAR along with a Police Dog have been in the area conducting area searches for the man this morning. 

A helicopter is due to be launched around lunch time for Aerial searches, weather dependant, and enquiries remain ongoing to determine potential areas of interest and locate the man.

If you were hiking in the area between Waiopehu and Gable End Ridge between 5am and the afternoon on Monday 26 February, or if you have any information that may assist Police in locating him please contact Police on 105 and reference event number: P057910138


Issued by Police Media Centre