Police are searching for a 40-year-old man they warn is dangerous and should not be approached.

Shawn Nicholas Harding is wanted for driving-related offences.

Police ask those who see Harding, who may be in the Hawke's Bay to East Cape area, or have any information on his whereabouts to call 111 immediately.

Anonymous information can be reported to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.