Bay of Plenty police are appealing for information from the public as they search for missing man Jason Butler.
Butler, 50 years old, described as Maori, of medium build and 175cm tall, was last seen in the Omaio area of Opotiki on Saturday 23 Ocotber.
At this stage police are keeping an open mind as to his whereabouts, but his disappearance has understandably caused his family a great deal of concern. At some point he is said to have entered the bush area near the Haparapara River, and there is a possibility he may have come out of the bush by now.
If you know where Jason is, or have information on his movements after 23 October, please contact your local police station immediately.