8 year old missing, New Plymouth

Update: The eight-year-old boy reported missing in New Plymouth earlier this evening has been found.

The boy was located safe and well in Spotswood a short time ago, and has been returned to his caregivers.


Central Police are urgently seeking sightings of a boy reported missing in Spotswood, New Plymouth.

Hohepa was last seen around 4:30pm at a property on Rosendale Ave.

Supplied | NZ Police

He was wearing a white T-shirt, and black shorts with a green stripe down the side.

Hohepa is eight years old but has the mental age of around 4-5 years old.

Police and his caregivers are concerned for his safety, and anyone with information on where he might be is asked to call 111.

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