Police were called to an address in Papamoa yesterday afternoon after a man was stabbed.

One man was in Tauranga hospital with minor to moderate stab wounds.

A police spokesman said police understand the man was stabbed at Topaz Reserve, then further assaulted at a nearby residential address.

Police and ambulance were called to the residence at 4.43pm yesterday.

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Investigations into exactly what happened were ongoing.

Police have appealed to witnesses to the incident.