Wellington Police are seeking help from the public in locating a missing man.
The 81yr old Alzheimers sufferer went missing from a hospital in the suburb of Newtown shortly after 3pm today.
He is described as a male Maori, approx 5ft 6 tall,of thin build with short, white hair. He is believed to be wearing a black and white t-shirt and a grey sleeveless overcoat, with a black and yellow woollen hat. He is likely to be very disoriented and unsteady on his feet. The mans first name is Raniera.
A number of Police staff are assisting the man's family and hospital staff in the search for the man - anyone sighting a male fitting this description is asked to call the Wellington Police on 381 2000.