The bodies of two men missing in Tongariro National Park after fleeing from police nearly a month ago have been found.
The men, in their 20s, had been missing since August 12, when they allegedly fled from police in a stolen car on State Highway 1 and went into the central North Island bush.
"It is important that we have been able to bring the men back to their whanau to provide them with a sense of closure at this difficult time," says Senior Constable Barry Shepherd.
The deaths will be referred to the coroner.
There had been an extensive search for the men.