A woman and her young daughter have been attacked in their home in Hamilton.
A man entered their house in St Andrews in the city's northwest on Saturday between 7am and 7.45am, police said.
Detective Senior Sergeant Dean Anderson said the woman was sexually assaulted and her daughter physically assaulted.
The man then left, cut across neighbouring homes and ran in to the grounds of Hamilton Junior High School on Heath Street.
He's described as mid-20s, Māori, with a stocky build, and wearing a red t-shirt, black pants and black shoes.