Police are appealing for sightings of a French tourist who was last seen tramping in the Abel Tasman National Park.
Eddy Paluch has been reported missing by his family in France, who say he has not contacted them since 6 January.
Search and Rescue have checked huts on the Abel Tasman National Park and found no sign of the 32-year-old, police said.
Police said he was an experienced tramper who usually travelled alone.
Mr Paluch was expected back at work in France yesterday.
Police want anyone with information about Mr Paluch to contact them.