Police are seeking assistance in locating a Tauranga teenager, believed to be somewhere in the Dunedin area.

Sarah MacKenzie, 15, has been missing from her home town since March 30, but information given to police suggested she might now be in the South Island.

It's thought she might be going under the name Vanessa Bayford and she may have died her hair black.

If anyone has any information on Sarah, or her whereabouts, please contact the Dunedin Central Police station on 03 471 4800.

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Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously via the organisation Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.