Kiwi man missing in Bali after Tinder date a fortnight ago

Josh Goudswaard, 32, was reportedly due to return to his home in Perth from holiday in Bali on the evening of November 6. Photo / via Facebook
Josh Goudswaard, 32, was reportedly due to return to his home in Perth from holiday in Bali on the evening of November 6. Photo / via Facebook

Friends and family are using social media to plead for sightings of a Waikato man missing in Bali.

Josh Goudswaard, 32, was reportedly due to return to his home in Perth from holiday in Bali on the evening of November 6.

He has not been heard from since that morning, according to a plea for help on a Facebook group.

Friends have told the Herald Goudswaard is originally from Te Awamutu but also lived in Hamilton.

A Katikati woman wrote on the Bali Expats Facebook group that Goudswaard told colleagues he would be on holiday with a woman called Anita.

"If anyone has seen or spoken to Josh or knows where is or was staying please contact the New Zealand embassy in Jakarta or myself," Louise Brown wrote.

"Immigration have confirmed he never left Bali and a missing persons report has been placed with the New Zealand Police.

"His friends are very worried and hope to hear from him soon."

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed that a missing person report had been made, Fairfax reported.

Another friend, Aaron Smith, wrote that it was "totally out of character" for Goudswaard to leave his business and staff in limbo.

"Phone's been disconnected and not replying to emails and the last transaction on his bank statement was for a small amount registering in Stroke On Trent in the UK," Smith wrote.

Smith wrote that Goudswaard had met a woman called Anita on Tinder.

"They took off together to Bali on the 26th of October and [he] was due back on the 30th then extended his trip to the 5th November."

- NZ Herald

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