Police want to hear from anyone who may have seen a Spanish tourist due back from a tramping trip on the West Coast 10 days ago.
Adrian Vega Leiros is 28-years-old and is thought to be hitchhiking.
He was due back in Westport on 7 March after leaving on 27 February with the intention to complete a seven day tramp in Punakaiki.
Anyone who has seen Adrian since 27 February is asked to call their local police station.
Police do not have a clearer photo of Adrian at this stage but ask if anyone has seen, picked up or spoken to a man who looks similar to his photo and had a Spanish accent, to call their local police station.