Police are investigating fresh information about missing Waitara woman Doreen Gayle Meggitt that her family have passed on to them.
Ms Meggitt disappeared from Waitara on August 2, 1983.
She was last seen on a park bench in the Rose Gardens on the corner of McLean St and West Quay.
Her son, Lyell Meggitt, 33, said he had spoken to Detective Sergeant Debbie Gower following last week's Taranaki Daily News article about his mother's disappearance.
He said police were following up earlier leads and information the family had passed on since the story was published, and would be in touch with him regarding any progress they made.
"Things are changing now with 30 years, people are coming out of the woodwork," he said.
Mr Meggitt, who was three years old when his mother disappeared, now lives in Auckland with his partner.
He said he now had a steady job and stable home life following not only the disruption caused through his mother's disappearance, but the death of his father when he was 19.
The father of three, although hopeful, said he was also realistic about any outcome. He was happy to let police go about their work looking into the information the family had passed on.
"This time we might be lucky but it might be our last chance," he said.
Doreen's brother Graeme Nickson said he had fielded several phone calls over the past week and had already passed information to Ms Gower.
Mr Meggitt said he wanted to hold a memorial service for his mother over Labour Weekend in October 2014.
He said he hoped to include a ceremony at the beach as part of the day, as well as an unveiling of some kind at Waitara cemetery.
"There are a lot of people that need to grieve," he said.
Detective Sergeant Gower asked anyone with information about Doreen's disappearance to contact her on 06 759 5500.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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