Police were on Tuesday appealing for sightings of a man from Napier for five days.

Wayne McGillen, 53, was last seen leaving Napier in a white Mazda ute with the registration plate LPQ28 last Thursday, and had been expected home two days later.

There were concerns for his wellbeing as he was diabetic, said police, asking anyone who may have seen the man or had any information on his whereabouts to call Hawke's Bay Police on 06 831 0700.