Police are asking for help finding 27-year-old Hazel Phillips, who was reported missing late last night from Mount Maunganui.

Phillips is understood to have her 3-year-old daughter, Lexi, with her. Police and her family have concerns for their welfare.

She was last seen driving a white 1999 Toyota Corolla, registration YN4180, police said. At the time she was wearing a purple jumper and purple pyjama pants.

Anyone who saw Phillips or her car was asked to get in touch with police immediately by calling 111.

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The request from police follows an earlier report that 25-year-old Maiarangi Te Waiti was also missing in the Auckland region. She was also thought to have a young girl with her,

Police are also calling for help to find Auckland's Maiarangi Te Waiti, 25, who was reported missing along with a young girl. Photo / Supplied
Police are also calling for help to find Auckland's Maiarangi Te Waiti, 25, who was reported missing along with a young girl. Photo / Supplied

Police also said they had concerns for Te Waiti and the child.