A 25-year-old man admitted punching and kicking his victim, and then taking items from a rural farm in Oxford in June 2015.
Harley Ihaka Timothy, also pleaded guilty to charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, wounding with intent to injure, and two assaults from an incident in Temuka in September.
Crown prosecutor Pip Currie said Timothy needed to be given the second strike warning for repeat violent offenders, but Judge David Saunders said it would be given to him at his sentencing.
The Crown summary says Timothy and an alleged co-offender went to the property on Carleton Road, Eyrewell Forest, and entered the house without permission.
They demanded to know where a male lived, and when they were told they were asked to leave the property.
The victim heard noises from the living area, saw Timothy walking out of the lounge with a television, and confronted him.
Timothy punched him in the face, and followed him into his bedroom, where he kicked and punched him.
The victims had a several items stolen from their house, but most of them were returned.
Judge Saunders remanded Timothy in custody for a restorative justice meeting, and sentencing on March 22.