Rotorua police are searching for a patched Mongrel Mob member facing firearms-related charges and for breaching bail conditions.
A loaded firearm was found under the seat of a car Brian Whare, 31, was in this year.
He is charged with possessing a firearm without a licence and faces two counts of unlawfully carrying a firearm.
Police issued a warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear in court this month.
Police describe Whare, who also uses Horne and De Berry as surnames, as Maori, 1.77 metres tall, of medium, athletic build.
Police said he had several tattoos, including the letters A and T across the front of his neck, a Playboy bunny on his neck, a swastika on his left hand and a bangle tattoo and Maori design on his left wrist.
He is known to drive a black Nissan Maxima and to have many associates in Rotorua.
Police advised the public not to approach Whare, but to report any sightings of him to them.
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