Police have renewed an appeal for help from the public to find a man who escaped from the Whakatane District Court last week.
Mana Justin Tangitutu, 27, escaped from custody on 3 October after being sentenced to four months in prison for family violence.
Police have been looking for him in Kawerau and Opotiki.
They say he has a very distinctive appearance, with a with a distinctive full facial tattoo with the word 'Mongrel' above his upper lip.
The public is warned not to approach him.