13 Nov 2012

Police seek help to find missing couple

4:27 pm on 13 November 2012

Police are seeking the public's help to locate a couple who have not been seen for more than a week.

Te Arawa Karaitiana, 20, and his female partner, Carli Pugh, 27, were last seen when they left Ms Pugh's grandfather's home in Whakatane on Sunday, 4 November.

The couple were expected back at their Auckland home but did not arrive.

They were last seen driving a mauve Toyota RAV 4, with the registration ANG 948.

Ms Pugh is described as about 162 cm tall and of solid build and Mr Karaitiana is 182 centimetres tall with a medium to thin build.

Police say they would like to hear about any sightings of the couple or their car, or for the couple to make contact if they hear the news coverage about their disappearance.