Police are seeking the public's help locating a two-day-old boy who has gone missing from Middlemore Hospital.
The infant, who was taken from the hospital but requires urgent medical assistance, is believed to be with his mother, Dorothy Opetaia, and they are likely to be in the South Auckland area, police said.
Police believe Ms Opetaia's family knows where the child is.
"I'm appealing for Dorothy or any family members to take the baby to any hospital straight away," Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Hassall said. "Delaying medical attention could cause him to become seriously ill."
Anyone with information has been urged to immediately contact Counties Manukau Police on (09) 261 1321.