An 11-year-old boy missing from his Palmerston North home yesterday has been found.

Police said Kiani Beamsley-Varu was found safe and well in the city last night.

The school boy left his home in Westbrook wearing a long-sleeved top and shorts at 7pm and had not made contact with anyone for hours.

At the time there were concerns for his wellbeing.

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Police today thanked the public for their help in finding him.