A hunter who has been missing in the central North Island's Kaimanawa Ranges since Saturday has been found safe and well.
The 60 year-old, who was separated from his hunting partner on Saturday evening after he took a wrong turn, was spotted standing on a riverbed at about 11am this morning.
He had lit a fire to keep warm and sheltered under a cliff for two days.
Twelve police staff and one dog were flown in by the Air Force to help with the search.
The man has now been dropped off at a police command post in Turangi.