Missing man an enigma

17:00, Jul 01 2014

Aaron Roigard's disappearance has got the people of Opunake talking but he remains an enigma to many.

Yesterday, the Taranaki Daily News spoke to several people in the close-knit community about the 27-year-old, who has not been seen since June 2.

Opunake Surf Inn owner Jason Mclachlan said he had never seen Roigard in his pub before and did not know much about him.

This view was shared by several bar patrons who said they had never heard of Roigard, or his family, before he went missing.

A woman, who asked not to be named, told the Daily News she did not know the Roigard family personally and had only met them a handful of times in the 12 years they had lived in the town.

She said there had been a lot of talk about the disappearance but most of it was rumour.


"It's all just speculation," she said.

Detective Senior Sergeant Blair Burnett said a search around Opunake with cadaver dogs was completed yesterday, but nothing was found.

To date, an extensive search has failed to find any sign of Roigard, who was last seen on Waiteika Rd, near Opunake.

He has not accessed his bank account or used his cellphone since he disappeared.

Taranaki Daily News