Police are looking for 22-year-old Takau Vakatini who has a warrant out for his arrest.
In a statement police said Vakatini lived in Taupo but was seen in the Ngapuna/Owhata area of Rotorua yesterday.
He is a gang member with a distinctive bulldog tattoo on his cheek.
Any sightings should be reported to police and he should not be approached.
Anyone with information on Vatakini's whereabouts is asked to contact their local police station.
Information can also be provided anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.