Around 8.30pm on Saturday, the man was involved in an interaction with police officers in Hamilton.
“As a result of interactions between police and this man, a police car was stolen and a short pursuit commenced,” Senior Sergeant Simon Cherry of Waikato police said.
Officers pursued the fleeing police car as the driver fled towards Whatawhata.
Members of the public reported up to 10 police cars in pursuit of the fleeing car as it headed towards Raglan.
The vehicle was spiked during the pursuit, Cherry said, and the car was stopped near Whatawhata.
A man was then taken into custody.
CIB were talking with the man and making inquiries to establish what happened, Cherry said.