Police are appealing for help to locate missing 20-year-old Mataamua Tawaroa.

The Whanganui woman was last seen by family on Saturday 12 March at her home.

She is described as being Maori, 170cm tall with dark hair.

Police are concerned about Mataamua's welfare and would like to hear from anyone who sees her and ask them to contact Whanganui Police Station on 06 349 0600. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.