A wanted man who went on the run while on parole has handed himself in to authorities.

Police had a warrant out for Aaron Howie's arrest after the 47-year-old breached his parole over the weekend.

In 1998, he was convicted of the murder of 23-year-old Hemi Hutley - a young Māori man whose body was found in the Buller River in November, 1997.

In September 2012, Howie was released on parole.

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Police warned members of the public not to approach Howie as he was considered dangerous.

Howie is a former member of the Christchurch neo-Nazi gang known as the Fourth Reich.

The Fourth Reich was a white supremacist gang formed in 1994 in a Christchurch prison and active on the West Coast and in Nelson.

The group was involved in a series of high-profile crimes and its co-founder was sentenced to life in prison in 2011.