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Tawa boy found safe and well after overnight search

Missing nine-year-old Tawa boy Xion Flaws has been found by a member of the public in the bush near Chastudon Place after going missing last night.

He is safe and well and has been reunited with his family.

Police Search and Rescue teams focused on the Tawa area overnight as well as carrying out door knocks.

Police thank everyone who assisted and offered to assist with the search. The support from the community and members of the public is appreciated.