Police have located nine-year-old Mokoera Valentine safe and well at a friend’s address in Mount Maunganui.
Police have issued their thanks to members of the community who helped locate Mokoera Valentine.
Mokoera went missing yesterday afternoon after she was told to go to their nearby home address in the Arataki area of Mount Maunganui. Instead, she ran off.
She was reported missing at 5:40pm and police have been conducting a search and making enquiries to try and locate her.