Police are appealing for sightings of a car connected with an alleged kidnapping and burglary in Tauranga early on Sunday morning.
They say during a domestic dispute, a man forced a woman to leave a house and tried to force her into his car.
Police say the man was distracted by a member of the public, allowing the woman to break free and escape.
A 38-year-old Tokoroa man was arrested shortly afterwards in Te Puke.
The charges include kidnapping, aggravated burglary and assault, and he will appear in Tauranga District Court on Monday.
Police want to hear from anyone who saw a grey Honda Odyssey in the Maungatapu area any time on Saturday or early Sunday morning.