Police in Nelson are still seeking a man who is believed to be armed and is wanted in connection with a serious assault on his female partner.
Daniel Minogue, 31, was last seen in Nelson more than a week ago and could still be there, although he has links with Taupo, Turangi and Rotorua.
Detectives say he is a known drug user. They believe he is armed and say he should not be approached.
Minogue was the subject of a manhunt after escaping from custody in 2005.