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Murray Bennett left his Hillsborough home about 11.15am today and was expected home later on.
Police issued an appeal to the public for any sightings of the 67-year-old late this afternoon, as they had concerns for his health and welfare.
In a statement just after 7pm, they said Mr Bennett had been found by a member of the public in Tai Tapu and he was on his way home to his family.
Police would like to thank all those who got in touch with information and possible sightings.