Michelle Hoffman-Tamm. Supplied photo.
Police investigating the disappearance of Michelle
Hoffman-Tamm have found a body, but have not confirmed if it is
the missing woman.
Police said they had received information from members of the
public which led to places of interest.
They were hoping the body would be removed from bush along
SH38 this evening.
A 44-year old woman appeared in Rotorua District Court
charged with assaulting Ms Hoffman-Tamm, who went missing 16
The Rotorua woman, who was granted interim name suppression,
did not enter a plea when she appeared before a community
magistrate and was remanded in custody to reappear in court
on December 3.
Police have said further charges were likely.
Ms Hoffman-Tamm, 51, disappeared after leaving her home on
her red mountainbike to visit a friend on November 7.
Police said last night they were examining a rural spot close
to State Highway 38 between Rotorua and Murupara and a house
Ms Hoffman-Tamm's bike was found yesterday at a different
location in a Rotorua suburb.
On Wednesday her sister Jan Donlan made an emotional plea for
her "generous'' and "good-hearted'' sister to come home.
She said the disappearance was completely out of character.
Ms Donlan said the family, including her sister's two adult
children and three grandchildren, were extremely worried.