A little girl missing in Mount Maunganui overnight has been located safe and well.
Mokoera Valentine was told to go to a relative's home in the Arataki area of Mount Maunganui, but instead she ran off.
Her family posted her photograph to Facebook last night, pleading for information.
Police have thanked the community for their assistance during the search for the young girl.
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She was reported missing at 5.40pm and police carried out searches throughout the night.