Police are calling on 26-year-old Dylan Nuku to hand himself in to authorities in relation to the shooting of a taxi driver in Wellington.

The driver was shot in Miramar on Saturday night over a fare dispute, and is now recovering in hospital.

Police say they believe Nuku is armed and dangerous and shouldn't be approached.

A photo of him has been posted on the NZ Police website.

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Nuku is actively being searched for and a number of warrants have been carried out.

Nuku is 158cm tall.

Police say anyone who sees him should call 111 immediately.