Seven young people have been arrested following a police chase from Waikato to Auckland involving two allegedly stolen cars this afternoon.
The cars were reported stolen at 1:30pm and were driving north along State Highway 1.
Several police cars and a helicopter pursued the stolen vehicles for more than an hour until one of the cars pulled over at the bottom of the Bombay Hills.
The other car continued north on SH1 towards central Auckland.
Two passengers were arrested after being dropped off on Queen Street, before the car headed back south along SH1 and was abandoned at Orams Road.
The alleged driver was later found and arrested by police.