An armed man who is known for being a drug user and is wanted for a serious assault on his partner, could be in Rotorua.
Members of the public are being asked to report any sightings of 31-year-old Daniel Minogue who was last seen in Nelson on October 5 but has links to the Bay of Plenty - particularly Rotorua, Taupo and Turangi.
Police say Minogue is a known drug user and is believed to have a firearm in his possession. He should not be approached.
Minogue, who is described as Maori, about 176cm tall and has dark hair, drives a distinctive black BMW but may have access to other vehicles, including a grey two-door Nissan Pulsar.
He could also be travelling with a male associate.
Any sightings of Minogue should be reported immediately to police. Anyone who has any knowledge of Minogue's whereabouts is also asked to contact their nearest police station.
Sightings should be reported by ringing police on 111 or alternatively, information can be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.