The Project NZ host Kanoa Lloyd has shared screenshots of a "creepy" message exchange with a man she was buying firewood from online.
Lloyd shared the series of texts on her Instagram page, asking her followers: "Why do women have to deal with this?!!!!"
In the first message, the online seller offered to deliver the firewood to Lloyd's home, before commenting on her appearance.
"Can deliver you early this daylight evening if home... googled and viewed your Leon Wratt interview... oku he talavou (you're very good looking [in] Tongan)," the message reads.
"Cheers, very humid beer o'clock," the message finished.
"Hey man. I'm going to cancel this order," Lloyd replied.
"I'm sure you think you're just being nice. But imagine if a stranger, who knew your address messages your daughter or sister and said they'd googled her and she was good looking? It's not cool man."
"I just wanted some firewood ya know?" the presenter captioned the second screenshot.
"Now a creep knows where I live."
The seller then sent a furious response, dubbing Lloyd "bloody precious" and demanding she continue with the purchase.
"What the hell! No offense intended Kanoa! You choose to send with Mediaworks smashed all over your email," he wrote.
"Cease being so bloody precious and conclude this purchase please."
Lloyd then pointed out that she should have the freedom to communicate via her work email without being targeted.
"I am allowed to email from whatever email I like without you being a creep, dude," she replied.
"I'm not paying you anything and I'm blocking your number now. Bye."
Last month, Lloyd took to Instagram to campaign for a ban on the sale of private fireworks, after Guy Fawkes celebrations left her dog terrified and her local park littered with rubbish.