A tramper last seen entering the Heaphy Track at the top of
the South Island two weeks ago has been reported missing.
Andrew Ross White, 55, from Karamea stayed the previous night
at Nirvana Backpackers in Takaka.
Mr White, who police say sometimes goes by the name Ross
Andrews, purchased two hut tickets for the Heaphy track and
was dropped off at the start of the track at the Takaka end.
He was not well equipped and has not been heard from since,
police said today.
They have concerns for his welfare and are now seeking
sightings from the public.
Mr White is European, about 175cm tall, of thin build with
grey hair and balding on top. He wears blue-framed glasses
and was likely to be wearing a baseball cap.
Anyone with information should contact either Westport or