Police have released the name of a 14-year old boy who went missing while swimming off Scarborough Beach in Christchurch on Monday.
He was Jack Sutton of Linwood.
Police and LandSAR volunteers are continuing to search the beach and coastline in Sumner for Jack.
Police said tonight Jack's family would like to express their thanks for the care and support given to them by the Sumner community and have asked for privacy at this difficult time.
Akau'ola is the younger brother of former Wests Tigers and Panthers player Sitaleki, but is determined to make his mark in the 15-man game.
Maori Public Health boss Lance Norman told politicians today that 35 per cent of Maori still smoke, along with 25 per cent of Pasifika and 12-13 per cent of all other ethnicities.