2 May 2015

Second boy found in Mangere

11:51 am on 2 May 2015

A missing six-year-old boy has been found safe and well in Mangere while an 11-year-old, also thought to have been missing, returned home earlier today.

Police car in Auckland.

Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

Ataaere Ngatokorua, 11, failed to return to his home in the Auckland suburb from school yesterday. Police said he returned home this morning after staying at a friend's house overnight.

Korotangi Lalahi, 6, who did not return to his home after playing at a friend's house yesterday, has also now been found. The police said he had also stayed at a friend's house overnight but that had not been communicated to his parents.

It is understood there is no connection between the two incidents.