Police are searching for two men in a stolen car following a violent home invasion near Whangarei.
The occupants of a house in Kamo were threatened with a knife after a break-in about 4pm.
The attackers then tied them up and fled the Mile Bush Road home in a stolen red Ford Mondeo.
The occupants of the house were shaken, but uninjured.
Police said the two men were still on the run and should not be approached.