A 21-year-unemployed man has been arrested after an alleged abduction on Great Barrier Island in the Hauraki Gulf.
The unemployed man was arrested for breach of bail but police have not ruled out more serious charges being laid. He will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow.
Police had carried out a widespread search on the island after it was suspected a woman had been abducted and her boyfriend seriously assaulted.
Nortessa Montgomerie, 20, was found after almost 36 hours by a rescue team, walking down a bush track.
Montgomerie was said to be shaken and extremely distressed by the experience and her father was at her side as she was airlifted to Auckland Hospital for treatment.
The man who was assaulted was discharged from hospital yesterday and is receiving ongoing medical treatment.
The house where the alleged kidnapping took place is under armed police guard.
Police thanked local residents, who had been warned to lock cars and homes and stay inside, for their assistance in the search.
The police forensic team has completed its scene examination and a small team of investigators remain on the island to interview local residents.
Police said weather conditions on the island are atrocious and they will not return to Auckland until the weather improves.