Missing Waikato family found

Thomas Phillips, Jayda Phillips, Ember Phillips and Maverick Callam-Phillips. Supplied photo. NZ Police

The family missing in Waikato have been located safe and well in Marokopa this morning, according to police.

Thomas Phillips, 34, and his three young children, Jayda Jin, 8, Maverick Callum-Phillips, 6, and Ember Phillips, 5, went missing on Saturday, September 11.

Waikato West Area Commander Will Loughrin will provide further information this afternoon.

A search and rescue operation was launched for 12 days but daily searches were suspended on September 24.

SunLive will update this story when more information becomes available.

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Posted on 30-09-2021 14:25 | By

This is just the greatest news that they’re all safe and well. Definitely questions need answering and until then we know nothing except they’re safe and well.

Great news but oh dear

Posted on 30-09-2021 13:41 | By Kancho

Glad the kids are safe