An American tourist has lost everything after thieves looted her car while road tripping around New Zealand.
But despite feeling unsafe the woman said the devastating situation has not taken away from her wonderful time in New Zealand.
Amy Hendricks has been living out of her car while road tripping around the country since the start of this year.
She decided to explore New Zealand after hearing from her Kiwi friend the country is a beautiful, spiritual place and she had just farewelled her brother at Cape Reinga who died a few years ago.
Hendricks was only at her friend's house in the Auckland suburb of Remuera for a few hours when her car was broken into on Sunday morning.
"It was absolute panic because I had basically everything important in my car," Hendricks said.
The thieves stole her passport, laptop, bank cards, suitcase and a travel diary she wrote in every day to cherish her memories in New Zealand.
Hendrick said the thieves have used her laptop to hack all of her online banking and her debit cards were used at a Mobil petrol station in Parnell.
To make matters, worse with no money and passport, her plans to travel to Australia in the next few weeks for a psychology internship have been ruined.
"I was and still am pretty devastated," she said.
But while she said she feels anxious and unsafe, her view of New Zealand hasn't changed.
"I had made it all the way around New Zealand and had really lovely experiences," Hendricks said.
"One bad experience doesn’t erase all the good ones but it’ll take a long time to replace all the stuff I lost and to feel safe again."
She said a good samaritan has fixed her smashed car window free of charge.
"For every bad person, there are more good people."
Police have been contacted for comment.