26 Jun 2013

Body believed to be missing woman's

6:20 pm on 26 June 2013

Police in the Far North believe they have found the body of a Hokianga woman missing for two weeks.

Barbara Ann Moka, 32, was last seen at a tangi at Omanaia. Her partner told police he hadn't seen her since 9 June when she crashed her car and left the tangi without him.

Police said that after acting on information received, they located a woman's body in the Omanaia area on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, police say they have charged a man with assaulting Ms Moka earlier this year.

The man appeared in the Kaikohe District Court on Wednesday charged with injuring her, but all details have been suppressed.