Search and rescue teams are out looking for a woman and four children who have been missing in Te Urewera National Park for two nights. Police said they were alerted just before 4pm yesterday when the group were reported overdue from a walk in the forested Bay of Plenty area.
The age of the children ranges from four to nine.
They had been dropped off just after 1pm on Tuesday for a one to two-hour walk.
Search and rescue teams and a helicopter serached the Otamatuna Ridge area overnight and are continuing their effforts today.