Rotorua police are investigating after a suspicious approach was made to a 13-year-old girl on Monday.
The girl was uninjured during the incident but understandably shaken, according to Detective Chris Nairn.
She was walking on Edmund Road in Western Heights at around 10.15am when she was approached by a man driving a blue Ford SUV car, she told police.
Authorities are urging that families should ensure their children know how to get safely to and from school and other places they go.
They also encourage people to tell children and young adults to tell a trusted adult about anything that makes them feel uncomfortable or unsafe.
If anyone has information about the incident, contact Rotorua police at 07 349 9400. Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers at 0800 555 111.