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A soldier has been found by his Defence Force colleagues this morning after spending the night missing on the Heaphy Track in Golden Bay.
Police were notified shortly after 10pm that the man was missing after becoming separated from his tramping party during an exercise yesterday.
Because the soldier was "well-equipped and weather conditions were good" there was no immediate deployment of search and rescue teams.
The soldier was found about 8am today by his New Zealand Defence Force colleagues, police said.