Bad weather is hampering the search for a King Country man and his three children missing on the North Island's rugged west coast.
34-year-old Thomas Phillips and his children Ember, Maverick and Jayda - aged five to eight - were last seen at Marokopa on Saturday.
The search began on Monday and the police remain committed to finding them. The extended family says they are very anxious and fearful.
Andrew McRae reports.