A woman who removed her electronic monitoring bracelet is wanted by police and may be in the Rotorua area.

Police are looking for Gaylene Deserae King who has a warrant out for her arrest.

Police believe she is actively avoiding arrest and may be in the Rotorua, Northland (in particular the Dargaville), or possibly Hawke's Bay area.

Anyone with information can call Hawke's Bay Police on (06) 873 0500, or anonymously via the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.