A 19-year-old man is in a stable condition after he suffered life-threatening stab wounds in a brawl on an East Auckland street early this morning.

Police were alerted to reports of 30-40 people fighting on Rowena Cres, Glen Innes about 12.40am.

St John Ambulance said the stabbing victim was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition.

An Auckland District Health Board spokesperson said he remains in hospital tonight, but is now in a stable condition.

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Police are investigating the incident.