It has now been one week since 32-year-old Frenchman Pierre Antoine Paludet was last seen.

Police continue to investigate his disappearance and so far believe he and his vehicle were likely in the Domain carpark in Haumoana from Wednesday January 10.

He was last seen in the carpark early on the evening of Friday January 12 where he was sleeping in his vehicle and cooking in the area around his car.

Local residents had noticed a build-up of rubbish and his car seemingly-abandoned, leading to the call to police on the afternoon of Saturday January 13.


Searches in the area have failed to locate Mr Paludet and police said they were continuing tot liaise with his France-based family who are increasingly worried about him.

His lack of contact with them was described as completely out of character.

This Sunday police will be based in the Domain carpark in Haumoana and urged anyone who had seen or spoken to the Frenchman, sighted his vehicle or had any other information speak to police in person at the carpark.

Anyone with information that may assist the investigation may also contact their local police station or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.