3 Nov 2014

Missing hunter found in Kaimanawa Rangers

10:48 am on 3 November 2014

A hunter lost in the Kaimanawa Ranges in the central North Island has been found uninjured.

Helicopter searches were used to find the 61-year-old who was reported missing early on Saturday morning, after failing to return to his hut following a short morning hunt.

A spokesperson for Taupo's Greenlea Rescue Helicopter said the man was found mid-afternoon yesterday.

They said the man had become lost and had done the right thing by staying where he was.

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Photo: PHOTO NZ