Two searches are under way for people missing in Otago.
Senior Sergeant Brian Benn of Dunedin said a search has started at Mount Pisa near Cromwell for a farmer who did not return from checking his stock earlier in the day.
The farmer was eight hours overdue, Benn said.
A search has also started for a missing tramper in the Scott Creek area near Kinloch, Glenorchy.
Both searches are using helicopters, he said.
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