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Two Year Anniversary Of Papamoa Man, David Holland's Disappearance

Today (11th March 2024) marks the second anniversary of the disappearance of Tauranga man, David Holland.


David was last seen at his Papamoa Beach home on the evening of Friday 11th March 2022.


According to Police, despite a number of enquiries being carried out over the two years since David’s disappearance, his whereabouts are still unknown.


Police have today issued the following statement on behalf of David’s mother Karen, and continue to urge anyone with information regarding David to get in touch, quoting file number 220312/6869.


𝐴 𝑚𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡.

𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑟𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑛 𝑜𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑛𝑜𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑, 𝑎 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒 𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑦 𝑜𝑛𝑔𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑠.

𝑇𝑤𝑜 𝑦𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑔𝑜, 𝑜𝑛 11 𝑀𝑎𝑟𝑐ℎ 2022, 𝑚𝑦 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐷𝑟 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝐻𝑜𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑, 𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑎𝑒𝑠𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑔𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑟 𝑖𝑛 𝑇𝑎𝑢𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑎 𝐻𝑜𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑎𝑙, 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑠 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑃𝑎𝑝𝑎𝑚𝑜𝑎 𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑎. 𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑒 2017 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑙𝑦𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑦, 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑎𝑚𝑒 𝑎𝑠 𝑎 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑒 𝑠ℎ𝑜𝑐𝑘.

𝐿𝑖𝑓𝑒 𝑐ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑒𝑑 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛 𝐼 𝑡𝑜𝑜𝑘 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑚𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑐𝑒𝑟𝑛 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑎𝑓𝑒𝑡𝑦. 𝐼𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑎𝑡 𝑠𝑒𝑎 𝑤ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑤𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑑𝑒𝑠𝑝𝑖𝑡𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑤𝑖𝑚𝑚𝑒𝑟, 𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 𝐶𝐶𝑇𝑉 𝑓𝑜𝑜𝑡𝑎𝑔𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑙𝑑 𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑, 𝑤𝑎𝑙𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑𝑠 𝑎 𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑡𝑒 ℎ𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑤𝑎𝑦, 𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒, 𝑛𝑜 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒.

𝑊𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑛𝑒𝑤𝑠. 𝑁𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐽𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑢𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛. 𝐴 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑒. 𝑊𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑤𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑢𝑝.

𝐶𝑙𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟, 𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑡𝑖-𝑡𝑎𝑙𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑑, 𝑠𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑦, 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑑, 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑓𝑢𝑙 – 𝑠𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎 𝑏𝑒𝑎𝑢𝑡𝑖𝑓𝑢𝑙 ℎ𝑢𝑚𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑚𝑖𝑠𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝑓𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑓𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑈𝐾. 𝐻𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑣𝑖𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝑠𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒𝑠 𝑖𝑛 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑, 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑏𝑒 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑒. 𝐼’𝑚 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑢𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒, 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙 𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑒.

𝐼’𝑚 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑒𝑜𝑝𝑙𝑒 𝑎𝑙𝑙 𝑜𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑁𝑒𝑤 𝑍𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑖𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑦 𝑚𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡𝑠, 𝑖𝑓 ℎ𝑒 𝑖𝑠 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑢𝑠. 𝐼𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑐𝑡𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑦, 𝑜𝑟 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑚𝑎𝑦 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑏𝑒𝑒𝑛, 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑐𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑒.

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑓 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑠𝑒𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑝𝑝𝑒𝑎𝑙 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑, 𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝑢𝑠. 𝑌𝑜𝑢 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑦 𝑤𝑎𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡, 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑎𝑠𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑎𝑡 𝑛𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡. 𝐷𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎𝑚𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑢𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑠, 𝑔𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑣𝑖𝑛𝑔, 𝑙𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑠𝑤𝑒𝑟𝑠 𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑓𝑒. 𝐺𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑓 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠𝑛’𝑡 𝑔𝑜 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑏𝑒 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑑𝑖𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑜𝑛𝑒𝑙𝑦. 𝑁𝑜 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑟𝑜𝑎𝑑. 𝑂𝑢𝑟 𝑟𝑒𝑙𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑠ℎ𝑖𝑝 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑠𝑜 𝑐𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒.

𝑇ℎ𝑒 𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑠𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑐ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑠ℎ 𝑎 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑠𝑝𝑒𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑗𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑏𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑢𝑠. 𝑊𝑒 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑙𝑙 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒. 𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑙𝑤𝑎𝑦𝑠 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙. 𝐷𝑎𝑣𝑖𝑑 𝑖𝑠 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑚𝑢𝑐ℎ 𝑎𝑙𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑖𝑛 𝑜𝑢𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑑𝑠.

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