Five teens have been found this morning after spending a wet night lost in bush near Tauranga.

The group, along with three dogs, entered the Kaiate Falls area near Tauranga yesterday morning, but got lost.

One of the men phoned police last night, but was unable to give any indication of where they were.

A spokesman from Tauranga police said a group of 15 volunteers set out at first light this morning and found the group, cold and wet, at 7.50am.


The men, who were Tauranga locals, had no food or water, were dressed lightly and had little experience in the bush.

- Herald online