Missing Auckland woman Tania Ellwood is former Shortland Street actor

Missing Auckland woman Tania Ellwood is former Shortland Street actor.
Photo credit: Supplied / Police

A 39-year-old Auckland woman who has been missing for over a week was formerly an actress on Shortland Street.

Tania Ellwood was last seen in Newmarket at around 9:30am on February 28, Counties Manukau Police says.

She's described as having a slim to medium build with long blonde hair, 166cm tall, wearing dark jeans, a black cross-over top and white Nike footwear.

Ms Ellwood played the character on Mandy Timmins on Shortland Street in 2006.

Missing Auckland woman Tania Ellwood is former Shortland Street actor.
Photo credit: Supplied / Police

She's believed to live around the Dominion Rd, Sandringham-Mt Eden area, and her parents are based in Newmarket-Remuera.

Her family is worried about her, police say, and ask anyone to come forward if they know her whereabouts.

Any information should be directed to Constable Bruges on 0211921630 or to Avondale Police on (09)8205700.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by private message to the Counties Manukau Police Facebook page.

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