Police in Dargaville are searching for a man who has not been heard from since Christmas Eve.
Mark Nicholas Donaldson was due at his mother's address in the town two days ago.
Mr Donaldson is descibed as being a male Caucasian in his early 20s, 180 cm tall, of solid build, with red hair and grey eyes.
Police say he usually wears a cap, rugby shorts, singlet and jandals.
Believed to be driving a blue Toyota Surf, he may have been in Taupo on Christmas Eve. Police are appealing for any information on his whereabouts.