North Shore Police are looking for Karl Murray Brown following an incident in Albany last night.
Police say they were called to an address in Albany after information was received that a woman known to Karl Brown had allegedly been assaulted by him.
When police arrived he fled on foot and was not located.
The woman was taken to hospital with facial injuries and has since been discharged.
Police want to speak to the 29-year-old about this incident and other family violence matters, as well as driving matters.
Karl Brown has links to the Upper Rodney areas of Warkworth and Wellsford and is known to spend time on the North Shore and in the inner city area.
Police say anyone who sees Karl Brown or knows where he is should call 111 immediately.
Information can also be passed to the North Shore CIB on 09 477 5261 or anonymously to the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.