Two people have appeared in court this morning after a police pursuit in North Canterbury last night that ended in a car catching fire.

The pursuit started about 11pm on Tram Rd, in Ohoka, police say.

After a 10-minute pursuit, officers laid down spikes and the car was finally stopped on Rangiora Woodend Rd.

A police spokeswoman said the car then caught fire, but was quickly put out by firefighters.

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Christopher Warren Corfield and Michelle Susan Wallace, aged 32 and from Kaiapoi, appeared from custody in Christchurch District Court this morning.

Corfield, a mechanic, faces a charge of driving recklessly and one of dishonestly taking f a Mitsubishi Lancer valued at $10,000.

He was remanded in custody without plea until September 30.

Wallace has been charged with dishonestly getting into a car.

She was remanded in custody without plea for an appearance via audio visual link on September 29.