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Piha search scaled back

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/03/2017
Kim Bambus © NZ Police / Supplied Kim Bambus

The search for missing Auckland woman Kim Bambus is being scaled back as police find no evidence of foul play.

Detective Inspector Hayden Mander said authorities had gathered a vast amount of information about Ms Bambus' activities, including by checking her previous internet and phone searches and talking with health staff.

"At this stage there is no evidence ... that suggests any foul play and ... nothing to indicate any link whatsoever with any other missing person case,'' Det Insp Mander said on Wednesday.

"Sadly, we have now reached the point where all possible search options have been exhausted, and as such, the search will be scaled back."

Ms Bambus has been missing since telling friends on Friday she was going for a run at Piha.

Her car, a yellow Hyundai Getz, registration CWW418, was found on Log Race Road at the entrance to Ahu Ahu Track.

On Wednesday, search and rescue teams had continued searches of the areas below the Mercer Cliffs and the nearby shoreline.

Earlier in the week, inflatable surf lifesaving boats and the police Eagle helicopter conducted larger sweeps of the coastline without success.

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