The search for a 14-year-old Christchurch girl continued Thursday evening as her family prepared for a fifth night without her.
Ashley Sehnert, who lives in suburban Papanui, went to her local shops on Sunday, but did not return home.
She has not contacted her family, friends or been to school since then.
This was totally out of character for her, police said.
When last seen Ashley was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with the words "I love dirty, dirty house music" and a pink, hooded sweat shirt. She always wears glasses.
Anyone with information Ashley's whereabouts was asked to contact Christchurch police.