UPDATED 10.52PM: The elderly woman reported missing from Waipu, Northland, earlier this evening has been located safe.
She was found not far from where she went missing around 9:40pm.
Police are asking for assistance to locate a 79-year-old woman.
Patricia Gillespie has been reported missing from Ranburn Rest home Nova Scotia Dr, Waipu.
"Patricia was last seen at 7pm in Waipu, she has a walker with her but can walk without it," says police.
"Patricia is a European with white short hair of medium build, possibly wearing a blue flowery patterned top.
"Police are conducting a search of the area but are requesting people to look out for her and if seen to contact Police."