Hawera Police want to speak to a Taranaki teen who has been missing since January 6.

William Sayles, 15, has contacts in Hawera, Patea and Whanganui and could be in the Levin area, police said.

Police are concerned about William's safety and wellbeing and would like to speak to him, or anybody who has seen or heard from him recently.

"We encourage William to report to the nearest police station and have a discussion with police about why he does not want to return home," a police spokesman said.

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Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Chris Henry at Hawera Police on 06 278 0260.