Police are appealing for the public’s help finding a missing 15-year-old girl who was last seen nearly a week ago.

Kate was last seen on Woodhouse Rd in South Auckland’s Patumāhoe on January 5.

Her family and police have “concerns for her welfare”.

“Kate is described as about 168cm tall with blue eyes and light brown hair,” a police spokesperson said. “She has piercings in both ears and both sides of her nose and was last seen wearing grey tracksuit pants, a long t-shirt and possible Crocs.”

Anyone who sees Kate or has information on her whereabouts is urged to call police.