Missing Chinese tourist found

Chinese tourist Ling Fang Mai has been found safe and well. Photo: NZ Police

Police have located and spoken to missing Chinese tourist Ling Fang Mai and can confirm that she is safe and well.

The 42 year-old was reported missing last Thursday, after she failed to return to her Parnell hotel room and never arrived for her scheduled flight to Australia on Friday.

She was found at a Taupo address last night and spoken to.

On Tuesday she briefly contacted a family member in China to say she was okay, but police continued to look for her as the circumstances of her disappearance and the single contact with her family did not fully allay concerns for her welfare.

Inspector Aaron Pascoe says a great deal of time and effort has gone into looking for Ling Fang.

"Though police are pleased that she is safe, we ask that anyone who is told that police are looking for them because they have been reported missing, makes contact with police immediately.

Ling Fang is in New Zealand on a one-month tourist visa.


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