Blenheim police are trying to find a local man who has been missing for a week.

Bert James Kuiti, 38, was last seen last Thursday driving a green Holden Vectra car.

The vehicle has since been located, crashed on Maungatapu Rd in Pelorus.

Payne's family reported him missing and had expressed concerns for his safety.

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Senior Sergeant Peter Payne of the Blenheim police was appealing for any relevant information.

Police patrols had been advised and inquiries were being made.