Tauranga police are seeking help to locate Eugene Te Matau Nicholas.
Mr Nicholas is a 30-year-old Maori man of medium build and 172cm tall.
He is wanted to arrest for failing to appear in the Tauranga District Court on charges of unlawful taking a motor vehicle and male assaulting a female.
Police believe Mr Nicholas has recently been living in Tauranga but has strong links to the Tokoroa and South Waikato.
Any person with information on Mr Nicholas is asked to contact their nearest Police Station or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.