Waikato Police are looking for a dangerous criminal who has connections to the Bay of Plenty.
Te Aroha man Cameron Lee Ashby is wanted for police for breaching his parole.
Hamilton enquiry section supervisor Sergeant Robert Isaac, said since May 2000 34-year-old had amassed a disturbingly violent criminal history.
"Sentenced to 10-years-imprisonment in 2005 Ashby was released on parole but has since breached his parole conditions.
"He also has a history of carrying firearms and/or knives and we urge anyone who recognises Ashby not to approach him but to ring 111 immediately."
He is Maori, of medium build and about 180cm tall. He has known connections in the Hamilton, Waihi, Paeroa and Karangahake Gorge areas.
Anyone with information on Ashby's whereabouts is asked to contact Mr Isaac at the Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 858 6200. Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.