Search underway for man missing in Tararua Ranges

1:36 pm on 6 February 2019

The Defence Force is joining the search for a 60-year-old man missing in the ranges between Wellington and Palmerston North.

Tararua Ranges,

Tararua Ranges, Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

An Air Force helicopter is joining search and rescue personnel in the Tararua Range this afternoon after a request from the police.

The man left a four day tramp at the end of January and was due back three days ago.

Search teams have been checking tracks and huts since Tuesday morning.