Police hold grave fears for a missing 4-year-old child.
Bruce Anaru Mackintosh was last seen last night in Esk Place, Cannons Creek, Porirua.
Police are canvassing the neighbourhood in the area bounded by Calliope and Castor Crescents.
"This area backs on to Cannons Creek Park which has waterways running through it and bush areas," says Area Commander Inspector John Price.
"We are appealing for any sightings of Bruce. He is a young boy and it is very cold at night and we really want to find him before nightfall. If you have seen Bruce, or think you may have, please call us immediately."
Bruce was last seen wearing black tracksuit pants with two white stripes down the side, a navy blue, long sleeve, woollen jersey with a short zip and collar and blue spiderman socks. He has a number 1 haircut with a longer band of hair at the back.
If you have seen Bruce please call Police immediately on 111 and quote event number P011414050
Source: New Zealand Police.