Search continues for 79yo woman missing in Waikato's Pureora Forest

  • 29/03/2024
A map of the area.
A map of the area. Photo credit: NZ Police / Supplied

Search and Rescue are continuing to look for a 79-year-old woman missing in a Waikato forest.

The Auckland woman disappeared while with a group setting bait-lines in the Pureora Forest. She was reported missing on Saturday, March 23.

She is described as medium height, of slim build, around 167cm tall and with grey hair. She was last seen wearing trail-type shoes, black pants, and possibly a silver jacket.

Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley said in a statement on Friday that Waikato Police Search and Rescue and LandSAR remain in the area looking for her.

"Police would like to thank landowners who have assisted Police and Land SAR in accessing and searching areas of their land and everyone who has provided information to assist in our search," he said.

"We would like to remind any hunters or trampers who are planning to be around this area, during the start of the deer hunting roar session, to be extra vigilant due to the increase of people searching in the area."

Trampers or hunters who were in the area on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March are asked to contact police on 105.

Anyone in the area who sees anything that may help find the missing woman is asked to contact Police on 111 and reference P058194666.