Two Japanese tourists were attacked in Rotorua by three men on Saturday.

The male tourist recieved a broken jaw while the female was pushed over in Kuirau Park.

The woman's grey Puma bag was stolen during the incident. In the bag were a number of personal items, including an iPad Air, iPhone 5 and camera, as well as cash.

The men are described as aged in their twenties, Maori and travelling in a large light blue vehicle, which turned into Tarewa Rd from Kuirau Park.


Police are calling for witnesses who saw the incident take place between 6pm and 6.30pm.

Anyone with information in relation to the assault is asked to call Rotorua Police on 07 349 9400, and speak with Detective Mahara Alcock. Information can also be shared anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.