A man has been arrested after a stabbing in Golden Bay.

Senior Sergeant John Price said a 64-year-old man was stabbed in the leg in Commercial St, Takaka about 3.45pm today.

The man received a puncture wound and was treated at a local medical centre.

About 7.30pm police arrested a 39-year-old man at a Takaka property.

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A knife was recovered by police.

Price thanked members of the public for providing information which helped police take action and for giving the victim medical assistance until he could be properly treated.