A Wellington man is in a serious condition after being stabbed multiple times while allegedly taking part in a home invasion.
Wellington police have cordoned off a property in Rodrigo Rd, Kilbirnie, and begun a scene investigation after the incident last night.
Detective Senior Sergeant Donna Howard of Wellington CIB said two men with their faces covered and armed with a knife approached the house about 7pm.
They demanded money and property from the occupants and an altercation occurred.
"During the struggle one of the occupants has received minor wounds while one of the males who approached the property has received multiple stab wounds," she said.
The suspected offender, 23, is in a serious but stable condition in Wellington Hospital where he underwent surgery last night.
Ms Howard said police would interview him once he was in a stable condition and charges were likely.
The four occupants of the downstairs flat were interviewed by police last night and the other residents of the property were assisting with inquiries.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw the males approaching the property or the vehicle they arrived in.
Contact Wellington police on 04 381 2000, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.