10am Saturday May 25 update:
Police have confirmed on Saturday morning that the Rotorua boy who was missing on Friday night has been found safe and well.
The nine-year-old boy went missing from the Hamurana/Ngongotaha area since 6pm on Friday evening.
Police asked for help from the public to find him.
Rotorua police are currently looking for a nine-year-old boy missing from the Hamurana / Ngongotaha area since 6pm Friday evening.
Police say he may have hitch hiked from the area into Rotorua central.
Police are seeking any likely sightings of the boy, or asking if anyone knows if a lift has been given.
The young boy is short and medium to solid build, last seen wearing blue jeans, blue sweat shirt with black puffer vest.
Any information please contact Rotorua police via 111 or 105