Police Seek Public's Help In Locating Missing Couple

Posted by Gold FM on 13/11/2012

Missing couple

Waikato Police are seeking the public's assistance in locating a couple who haven't been seen since visiting relatives in the Bay of Plenty over a week ago.

Detective Sergeant Mata John of the Ngaruawahia CIB said 20-year-old Te Arawa KARAITIANA and his female partner, 27-year-old Carli PUGH, were last seen when they left Carli's grandfather's Whakatane home on Sunday 04 November.

"The couple left in a mauve coloured Toyota RAV4 vehicle, registration number ANG948. We believe they were headed back to their New Windsor, Auckland home but they never arrived.

"Neither Te Arawa or Carli have been seen by either of their families since then and both they and Police hold concerns for the couple's safety."

PUGH is described as a female Maori about 162cm tall and of solid build. KARAITIANA is described as a male Maori 182cm tall of medium to thin build.

Ms John said if anyone is aware of the couple's whereabouts or has seen their vehicle, please contact Ngaruawahia Police 07 8248199.

Alternatively information can be left with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

"Likewise, if the couple see or hear media coverage of their disappearance please make contact with Police or with your families."