Police in Wellington say although people may have been in contact with a young woman reported missing by her parents, they need to speak to her themselves.
Caitlin Bird, 20, was last seen in Glover Park in Wellington on 9 May.
Police said others may have had contact with Ms Bird since, either in person or on social media. But they still need to speak with her in person to make sure she is safe before they can close the missing person file.
Ms Bird is 178cm tall, with mid-length brown hair, hazel eyes, and has an American accent.
She was wearing dark jeans, a black raincoat and a heavy, checked outdoor men's shirt.