Police are concerned for the safety of a 27-year-old Taranaki
man, who has been missing since Monday.
Police are asking the public for help in their search for
Aaron Roigard, from Opunake, who was last seen at about 1pm
after he left a Waiteika Road address on foot, following a
disagreement with a family member.
He took a cell phone with him, but not his wallet or car
Police launched an investigation after being notified by
family later that day.
Detective Senior Sergeant Blair Burnett said search teams
have been scouring many different areas with the assistance
of a helicopter.
"Officers are continuing to make inquires, and today
[Thursday] we have had eight search teams searching parts of
the Taranaki coastline, farmland, and several mountain huts
with the assistance of an Air Force Iroquois helicopter.
"Unfortunately at this stage we have not found any indication
of his whereabouts."
He said the family were very concerned.
"Aaron's family is missing him terribly and we encourage
anyone that may know of his whereabouts or has any other
information to contact police immediately."
Mr Roigard is 176cm tall, of medium build, and has brown
hair. He was wearing black clothing, including a beanie, a
hooded jacket, trousers and boots at the time of his
An older style dark green/blue Holden Commodore Saloon was
seen where Mr Roigard went missing, and police would like to
speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle in the Opunake
area on Monday.
A police spokeswoman this morning said that yesterday's
search was very extensive.
"We are assessing our search options this morning, and more
inquiries are being made. We're speaking to more people."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective
Sergeant Chris Allemann on (06) 213 9536. People can also
call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.