Two teenagers have been arrested and charged after a police chase in Gisborne.
Police said a stolen silver Honda Torneo failed to stop and a pursuit began just before 1.30pm.
Officers lost sight of the vehicle and the chase was abandoned.
Road spikes were eventually used to stop the car.
A 15-year-old will appear in the Gisborne Youth Court tomorrow on driving and dishonesty charges.
A 13-year-old will appear in the Youth Court next month on a charge of unlawfully getting in to a vehicle.