Kayaker missing off Great Barrier Island

A search and rescue operation is under way for a kayaker missing off Great Barrier Island, north of the Coromandel Peninsula.

Authorities were alerted just before 9pm yesterday when the woman had not returned as expected.

A search and rescue operation by the coastguard, police eagle helicopter and Land Search and Rescue teams resumed this morning.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter spotted what may be a kayak on rocks off Great Barrier Island but there was no sign of the person.

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