Searchers are looking for a woman who left her home in Whangamata in a distressed state.
Police say they have fears for the safety of Wendy Grylls, 64, due to her current state of mind.
Police and Landsar search and rescue volunteers are looking for her.
She is described as a Caucasian, of medium build, and of short stature, with long grey hair.
Police advise anyone with any information to contact communications dialling the 111 call system.
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