A man who has been on the run from police for four months is believed to still be in the Taranaki region.
New Plymouth police have issued warrants to arrest five men, with charges relating from possession of cannabis to breaching court release conditions.
Among the five wanted is Todd Archie Richards, 25, who has been on the run for 109 days. He is known to reside in the Waitara area, with associates in Waitara and New Plymouth.
Detective Sergeant Gerard Bouterey said he believed Richards was still in the area.
Richards is wanted for driving while disqualified, possession of cannabis and failure to answer district court bail.
Horono Tuhiwai, 18, is wanted for breaching supervision conditions. He has been on the run for three months, and has links to Waitara and Whangarei.
Mr Bouterey said Tuhiwai could be anywhere between Waitara and Whangarei, with previous addresses indicating a Far North location.
People are not to approach Peter Christopher Winnie, 36, who is wanted for assault with intent to injure and breach of community work. Winnie has links to New Plymouth and Palmerston North.
Jason Mervyn John Clark, 33, has three warrants to arrest for breaching court release conditions and driving while disqualified. He has links to Waitara, Bell Block and Auckland.
Shay Michael Wilson, 23, with links to New Plymouth and Auckland, has a warrant to arrest issued in Pukekohe for driving while disqualified.
"I ask these people to come to the police station or contact the police, and sort out their arrest warrants on their own terms before they're found by police," Mr Bouterey said.
People with information can contact New Plymouth police on 06 759 5500 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.
- Taranaki Daily News
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