All three missing persons have now been found safe.
A dad and his two daughters are still missing after going hiking in Lower Hutt.
A search and rescue operation ran all night in a bid to locate the family of three, who left Lees Grove in Wainuiomata at 12pm on Tuesday with the intention of walking in Days Bay.
The 50-year-old father and his two daughters, aged 14 and 11, were due to return home at 3.30pm, police said.
But when they hadn't returned home by 6pm, police were contacted by a concerned family member.
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When a stranger’s beagle went missing in thick bush near Wellington, 39-year-old Whanganui carver Zane Hair volunteered to spend more than a week searching in cold and stormy weather, accompanied by his beloved 14-year-old bulldog Zeke.
After nine days, Benny the beagle was found alive and Zane formed a lasting friendship with Benny’s owner, Matt Newman-Hall. “What Zane did is incredible … I find it really amazing that someone was willing to go that far for a complete stranger,” he says.
To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.
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