A hunter missing in the hills near Levin overnight has been found.
The 27-year-old man went pig hunting with a companion but the pair became separated.
The other man raised the alarm, and police began searching about 5.30pm yesterday.
Police said the hunter was spotted by a Defence Force helicopter and a medical team was winched down to help him.
He is believed to have a leg injury and possible hypothermia.
The temperature in the region fell as low as -2°C last night. Police had described the man as a novice hunter and said he was not equipped for an overnight stay.
A Levin local told RNZ News there were suggestions the hunter had only light clothing .
Police and Land Search and Rescue teams from a number of areas, including Horowhenua, Palmerston North, the Tararuas, Whanganui and Taihape, were sent in this morning to the Makahika area.
A Philips Search and Rescue Trust helicopter equipped with night vision and infrared technology was used in the search last night.