An elderly woman is feared missing in the Port Hills of Christchurch.
Helen Cummack, 80, is believed to have gone walking with her cocker spaniel dog in the bush area near Summit Road, between Sumner and Lyttelton.
Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen Mrs Cummack in the area on Monday morning.
She has medical conditions and police have concerns for her well being.
The search began after her car was found near the top of Evans Pass Road.