A gunman who remains at large in Waikato has been urged to surrender and not implicate his family and associates.
Armed police are searching for Rollie James Heke, 36, who has been on the run after a shootout with police on the outskirts of Morrinsville on Sunday morning.
A four hour siege of a house in the town failed to find any trace of him last night.
Police confirmed Mr Heke has been at large for almost a year since he cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet last September.
They warned that anyone helping him avoid arrest could face prosecution and reiterated that the 36-year-old was believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached.