Missing 11-year-old Shayla Lay was found safe and well in Hastings late this morning.
Police received information from a member of the public who saw her walking along a suburban street.
She is now in the care of Child Youth and Family.
Earlier Hawkes Bay police said they had concerns for the safety of the 11-year-old, after she went missing from her Hastings home since Monday.
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