A 42-year-old man is due to appear in the Tauranga District Court charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The charge relates to the stabbing of a woman at the Sapphire Springs Holiday Park near Katikati about 7pm on Saturday. She received multiple stab wounds.

A police spokesperson said early last night that the woman was in a serious condition in Tauranga Hospital. The injuries were not life threatening.

The spokesperson said the two people were guests at the camp and did not work there.

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Earlier yesterday another police spokesperson said that the man and woman were known to each other.

A camp manager declined to comment when contacted by the Bay of Plenty Times.