A young boy who went missing from his home in Foxton late last night was found asleep in a bed at a neighbour's home.

The 7-year-old's parents realised he was not in his bed about 10pm when they went to check on him.

Inspector Dave Rose said he was found sound asleep in a bed in a neighbour's house about 5am.

Inspector Rose said the missing boy was reunited with his family.