Emergency services are tonight searching for a pensioner missing north of Wellington.

Elisabeth "Liz" Loughran was last seen by family at the Plimmerton Boating Club about 5pm today. Search and Rescue are running the search, and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter is involved.

Loughran is a 68-year-old caucasian with shoulder length brown and grey hair. She is about 167cm and of slim build. She has no teeth and was last seen wearing a green jacket, jeans, a black and yellow top and pink and green sneakers.

Anyone who sees her should call Wellington police on (04) 381 2000.