Key Points:

Police are looking for a woman and her toddler who have not been seen since leaving Gisborne on January 9.

Marana Tui Takiwana, 36, and her 18-month-old child were heading for Waitangi, but did not arrive by 6pm that day as expected.

Takiwana was driving a 1999 white Nissan Pulsar, registration number DDN500.