The search continues for two siblings who haven't been seen since Monday night when they left a rural South Auckland property with a large suitcase.

"We do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances involved, however, we would really like to hear from anyone who knows their whereabouts, so we can confirm they are safe," police inspector Kay Lane said.

It is understood the children have contacts in the greater Auckland area and police suspect this is where they have possibly located

Police launched a major search and rescue operation on Monday night to look for 15-year-old Te Morehu McLean and his 7-year-old sister Anahera.

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It is now believed the two may have been picked up from the Tuakau property and driven away in the dead of night. Photo / Brett Phibbs
It is now believed the two may have been picked up from the Tuakau property and driven away in the dead of night. Photo / Brett Phibbs

The young pair left their Potter Rd home in Tuakau around 10pm.

It is now believed they may have been picked up and driven away in the dead of night from near their caregiver's home.

Police say they have no new updates and continue to appeal to the public for any information.

Te Morehu was last seen wearing Nike shoes, light-brown pants and a Kathmandu puffer jacket.

The girl was dressed in a bedtime Frozen onesie.

Anyone with any information is encourged to speak to police.