Charges against a Christchurch man, wanted for almost three months before police finally caught up with him in the North Island, have been revealed.

Brad Bowers, 28, was arrested on Waiheke Island on August 24.

He was allegedly working with children at the Artworks Theatre under the name "Cody Harris" after arriving on Waiheke around three weeks previously.

A warrant was issued for Bowers after he failed to appear in the Christchurch District Court to answer two charges on March 31.


It's alleged he committed theft over $1000 and exposure of a young person under 16 to indecent material, namely indecent text messages by cell phone.

Bowers is also facing a further eight indecency charges that allegedly occurred between May 1 to July 26.

Detective Inspector Tony Hill said police did not go public with the fact Bowers was wanted until August 23. They were using other measures to try and find him through social agencies.

When they released details in the news media, information was immediately received he was on Waiheke Island.

No charges have been laid in connection with his activities on Waiheke.