1 Nov 2011

Missing trio found in bush near Piha

12:18 pm on 1 November 2011

Three people missing in bush west of Auckland have been found by a police search and rescue dog.

The trio are believed to have become separated from their group while on a tramping trip near Piha on Sunday night.

Police say they had been in a group of 11 people but straggled behind the others.

The trampers were found just off the track in bush near the Waitakere Ranges about 7am on Monday.