Police are searching for a missing autistic child in Napier.
Noel went missing from his home on Wyatt Ave, Onekawa, about 3pm on Friday.
The eight-year-old is described as having bushy hair and was last seen wearing shorts and a blue, basketball singlet, turned inside out.
A police spokeswoman said he is tall for his age and is of skinny build.
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"His whanau would like him home as soon as possible," she said.
Anyone who can help police locate Noel is asked to contact 105 or 111.