Police in Bay of Plenty say a group of teenagers, the oldest of whom was 15, led them on a 30-minute car pursuit through Kawerau and Edgecombe on Sunday night.
They say the group drove a stolen Toyota Hilux over two sets of road spikes.
The car continued on the wheel rims but slowed enough so that the police were able to box it in and stop it.
Police say the pursuit did not involve high speeds.
Six teenagers have been arrested.