A POLICE search is underway in New Zealand for former Saints coach Mike McClennan, who has gone missing from his rest home in Auckland.

The 75-year-old was last seen in Orewa walking Northbound on the Hibiscus Coast Highway about 5pm (New Zealand time) yesterday.

A number of search and rescue personnel have been searching the wider Orewa area today for Mr McClennan, who has not yet been located.

A statement from Waitematā Police read: "Police want to thank the members of public who have contacted us with information relating to possible sightings of him, and Police have been assessing this information.

"Mr McClennan was last seen wearing a red and black cardigan and blue jeans.

"We continue to ask people who may have seen someone matching his description to contact Police immediately."

McClennan was a popular Saints coach from 1990-93, guiding the team to Wembley in 1991 and a Premiership Trophy Final success in 1992-93.