By RNZ.co.nz. Republished with permission.
A 34-year-old man has been charged following the search for a man and his children in Marokopa last month.
The man and his three young children were not seen from Saturday 11 September until 30 September when they reappeared after camping in dense bush, living in a tent inland from Kiritehere Beach.
During that time a large team led by police searched land, sea and air for 12 days.
The 34-year-old man will appear in the Te Kuiti District Court on 5 November on a charge of causing wasteful deployment of police personnel and resources.