Grace Millane missing: Search for lost British backpacker continues

A scene investigation at a central Auckland hotel will continue on Saturday as British tourist Grace Millane has been missing for a week.

Ms Millane was last seen entering City Life Hotel on Queen St on Saturday evening with a man, who has been questioned by police.

Police will also be interviewing the 22-year-old's father, who arrived in the country on Friday. The family released a new statement about her disappearance on Saturday, pleading for people to come forward with any sightings.

"Grace has never been out of contact with her family or friends for this length of time. As a family, this is an extremely difficult and emotional time for us all," they said.

"We are staying very positive in the search for our Grace and we all hope she returns home soon to her family."

A new photo of Grace Millane.
A new photo of Grace Millane. Photo credit: Supplied

Det Insp Scott Beard says officers are continuing to look through CCTV footage, which can take some time.

"We actually do it in real-time - that's why it takes so long, if you go too fast, you'll miss something."

They're still waiting on UK-based banks to provide details on Ms Millane's finances.

"We're waiting for the British banks to get back to us on the movements and use of her credit cards."