Friends and family of missing Mangere man Junior Tavete are extremely worried after he disappeared more than three weeks ago.

Junior Tavete was last seen by work colleagues leaving Otara on October 31.

The 23-year-old was last captured on CCTV after visiting Jetts Gym in Otara just after midnight on November 1.

Police Detective Senior Sergeant Kevin McNaughton said his family was extremely worried and Tavete's disappearance was completely out of character.

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Police are urging anyone with information about Tavete to contact Sergeant Dave Grant on 09 261 1300 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.