A hunter missing on the Coromandel Peninsula has been found dead at the bottom of a bluff.
Kaimarama man Scott Grant Driver, 50, had failed to return home from a possum hunting trip between Cooks Beach and Hahei on Wednesday afternoon.
His two pitbull terriers had been located.
After a major search, his body was found at the bottom of a bluff near his home last night.
His death has been referred to the coroner.