Young mother Karina Bradnam, 29, vanishes from a tiny New Zealand town Tītahi Bay

Karina Bradnam, 29, (pictured) was last seen on Thursday in Tītahi Bay, on New Zealand's lower North Island

Karina Bradnam, 29, (pictured) was last seen on Thursday in Tītahi Bay, on New Zealand's lower North Island

Karina Bradnam, 29, (pictured) was last seen on Thursday in Tītahi Bay, on New Zealand’s lower North Island

A desperate search is underway for a young mother and former junior tennis star who vanished from her small town five days ago.

Karina Bradnam, 29, was last seen on Thursday in Tītahi Bay, on New Zealand‘s lower North Island. Tītahi Bay is a half hour drive from Wellington and has a population of about 7,000. 

The small town is well-known for the brightly coloured boatsheds that line its picturesque bay.

As a teenager, Ms Bradnam, who has a baby girl, was a rising star in the tennis world. 

She was Wellington’s second-ranked woman player in the junior division in 2009.

Her sister, Makere Bradnam, was a presenter on the sports show The Crowd Goes Wild, has made a heartfelt plea for help on social media. 

There are concerns for Bradnam’s safety and wellbeing, New Zealand police said. Anyone with information regarding Ms Bradnam’s whereabouts is urged to contact police

‘Instagram world….my sister is missing…last seen in Titahi Bay Wellington on Thursday,’ she wrote on Instagram.

‘Please let me know if you have any information or call police. We are very worried.’

Ms Bradnam was seen wearing T-shirt and jeans on the day she went missing. 

Ms Bradnam was reported missing on Saturday. 

There are concerns for Bradnam’s safety and wellbeing, New Zealand police said. 

Anyone with information regarding Ms Bradnam’s whereabouts is urged to contact police. 

Ms Bradnam, who has a toddler, was reported missing on Saturday

Ms Bradnam, who has a toddler, was reported missing on Saturday

Ms Bradnam, who has a toddler, was reported missing on Saturday

Anyone with information regarding Ms Bradnam's whereabouts is urged to contact police

Anyone with information regarding Ms Bradnam's whereabouts is urged to contact police

Anyone with information regarding Ms Bradnam’s whereabouts is urged to contact police

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