Police are appealing for information about the whereabouts of Christchurch teen who has not been in touch with his family for 24 days.
Police are concerned for the safety of 15-year-old Tyler Jones, who was last seen on July 6 in the Hornby area.
Police and Child, Youth and Family are involved in looking for James, who is believed to be in the Christchurch area but also has links to the West Coast.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Christchurch Police on (03) 363 7400.
Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.