Missing girl found after helicopter search near Dargaville
Emergency services scouring Arapohue, near Dargaville, have found a four-year-old girl reported missing.
The girl's distraught mother said she had been concerned for her young daughter who is autistic.
The young girl was reported missing shortly before 3pm on Thursday from a rural property in Arapohue, around 16 kilometres south east of Dargaville.
Local man Grant Godman said the terrain was mainly farm land but there were a few quarries in the area.
He was close to where the girl went missing and had watched a helicopter scour the area.
Police were being assisted by LandSAR and members of the Fire Service.
Two helicopters were used in the search..