A body has been located in the Tora bush, believed to be that of a missing hunter.

Search and rescue had been looking for a 60-year-old Wairarapa man who failed to return from a hunting trip yesterday.

Police said the man was an experienced hunter.

The man went into the bush at 9.30am on Saturday morning and was due to return yesterday at noon.


Land Search and Rescue carried out searches overnight but could not deploy a helicopter due to windy weather conditions.

A helicopter has been carrying out an aerial search of the area this morning, and three teams were on the ground.

Police have not yet confirmed the identity of the man.