At approximately 1.00pm today a 3-year-old girl, Tamar Ihaka, was reported as missing from a 3a Baker Street, Helensville. Baker Street runs off State Highway 16 approximately 1km south of the Helensville Township.

Tamar is described as a female, Maori, of slim build with long hair that goes half way down her back. She is believed to be wearing pink pants and a striped pink top although Police are keeping an open mind about this.

General Duties staff from the Rodney area, Search and Rescue, the Coastguard and members of the local community are co-ordinating a detailed search of the area.

Police ask that if anyone in the Helensville area has any sightings of a female matching the above description that Police are contacted immediately on 111.