Heavy rain has fallen overnight in the area police have been searching for a missing Auckland woman.
Kim Bambus, 21, has not been seen since Friday morning when she told her friends she was going to Piha for a run.
She was spotted at the Countdown supermarket in the area, but her car was found parked near the entrance to Ahuahu Track on Log Race Road on Saturday and Ms Bambus has not been seen since.
Officers and volunteers have spent the weekend scouring the bush for her. She was last seen wearing a dark-coloured jacket, pink exercise top, black shorts and black-and-white Nike sneakers.
West Auckland was hit by heavy rains overnight, with [http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/327523/weather-causes-power-cuts-in-auckland several hundred homes affected by power cuts after damage to a power pole.
One local resident said the area could be dangerous if you did not know it well.
“There’s plenty of cliffs around there, heaps of real unstable ground, pretty dodgy terrain around there,” he said.
“If you like, tripped and broke your leg or rolled an ankle or something you’d find it pretty hard to get out of there by yourself.”
The president of the Auckland Tramping Club, Tony Walton, said the track was straightforward but someone could easily trip and there were gullies in the area.
Detective Inspector Hayden Mander told a news conference yesterday the search was yet to yield any definite leads.
He said her family were holding up well and had been involved in the search today.
“We’ve spoke to Kim’s mum and dad. They’re reasonably stoic at this stage and they are out there helping in the search phase.
“And her sister is also helping.”
The search was called off at 7pm yesterday but resumes this morning at first light.