Police in Christchurch say the disappearance of 14-year-old Ashley Sehnert is out of character.
They are appealing for sightings of the teenager, who has not been seen since Sunday afternoon, when she left her Papanui home to go shopping.
Since then she has not contaced her family, friends or school - and that, police say, is not her usual behaviour.
Ashley Sehnert was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt and a pink hooded sweat shirt. She always wears glasses.
Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to contact police.