Police search Woodhill Forest for missing Auckland woman Carissa Avison

missing Auckland woman Carissa Avison
The 21-year-old Auckland woman has been missing since last Thursday (supplied)

Police are continuing to search Woodhill Forest for missing 21-year-old Auckland woman Carissa Avison, who hasn't been seen in over a week.

She received a ride from Holder Pl to Coast Rd in Muriwai on Auckland's west coast last Thursday morning, wearing black Nike sports shoes with white soles, black 3/4 leggings and a white t-shirt. She was carrying a dark blue Country Road canvas duffle bag.

Police are continuing to focus on the Woodhill Forest area near the corner of Coast and Grass Track Roads.

"Police are concerned given the length time of she has not made contact with friends or family, as this is out of character for her. We have previously said that we have no reason to suggest any foul play, which is still the case," says Auckland City Area Investigations manager Detective Senior Sergeant Iain Chapman.

"We will continue to search today and a decision will be made this evening on whether the search will be suspended."

Police are asking members of the public who have used the Woodhill Forest area in the last week and saw anything that may be of assistance to contact police.

"We know that Woodhill Forest is a very busy recreational area and we continue to ask members of the public who may be in the area over the long weekend to get in touch with us if they see anything that may be relevant to the investigation," Det Snr Sgt Chapman says.

Anyone with information can contact Det Snr Sgt Iain Chapman at Auckland Police on 09 302 6400 or report anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.