A teenage woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger in Te Awamutu early on Boxing Day.
Detective Dean Schrader said the 18-year-old was attacked near the intersection of Teasdale St and Downes St about 1am.
The offender was described as a dark-skinned man of medium build and about 1.7 metres tall. He was carrying a shoulder bag with a flap and fastener clip at the front.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Mr Schrader at the Te Awamutu Police Station on 07 872 0100 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.