Police have found the Waipu woman who went missing from her
home last night.
The woman left her property about 7.40pm.
Her family became concerned for her safety and started
searching for her, then contacted police.
Police Search and Rescue staff began searching and then
managed to contact the missing woman through her cell phone.
They kept intermittent contact with the woman throughout the
After being unable to locate the woman, police called off the
search in the early hours of this morning.
They made contact again by phone this morning and resumed
searching about 8.30am. She was found by helicopter crew
shortly before 11.30am in a small clearing.
She is safe and well and has been re-united with her family.