Police are continuing to ask the public for assistance in the homicide investigation linked to the death of Alex Fisher.
A vigil was held at Waitarere Beach last night to pay tribute to the 10-year-old who was found dead last week.
Police say there is no information to suggest there is a wider risk to the community and are urging people to go about their day-to-day lives without fear.
"Communities can be like families… in difficult times families pull together, take care of and watch out for each other," Inspector Sarah Stewart told those who turned out to the vigil. "That is what I've seen with the Waiterere community and it speaks volumes for the people who are part of it.
"I am sure that the support for each other will continue and you will be stronger and make your way through this incredibly challenging and difficult time."
There has been speculation about a weapon being found, but all police can say is that there is an ongoing forensic examination into items that were found at the scene and elsewhere.
A Givealittle page created four days ago to help Alex's family has received more than $8000 in donations.
Alex's funeral is set to take place tomorrow.