Two teenage boys are missing in the bush near Eastbourne in Wellington this evening.
Police believe the pair went off-track in the East Harbour Regional Park, somewhere above York Bay.
The boys started their walk at about 9.30am this morning with minimal food and clothing, and contacted their parents by cellphone this afternoon to say they were lost.
Searchers have phoned them and told them to stay put until they were found.
MetService said it was about 10-degrees in the area at the moment, dropping to about eight overnight, with light winds and no rain.