A search has resumed this morning for a lone female kayaker who went missing near the Port Abercrombie area off Great Barrier Island yesterday.

Police confirmed they received a report around 8.55pm that someone kayaking off Great Barrier Island had not returned when expected.

A Westpac Helicopter Trust spokesperson said a crew was sent to Great Barrier Island last night to assist with the search and rescue.

"The crew found a potential kayak on the rocks but there was no sign of the kayaker," the spokesperson said.

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The Police Eagle helicopter was involved as well.

Coastguard is also involved in the search, which resumed this morning at first light.