A young woman who was stabbed multiple times in the bathroom at a Te Anau bar is urging other young woman to never enter a public bathroom alone.
The 27-year-old Dunedin woman, who did not want to be named, was attacked last weekend at the Moose Bar.
Her mother said she was out for dinner with a group of friends.
"She was just having a good time. It was just completely unexpected."
Her daughter went to the bathroom and was pushed into a toilet cubicle and the door was closed behind her before the assault, her mother said.
"It looked like something out of a horror move - and she just wants people to know she fought and she survived.
"And she just wants people to know, every young girl out there don't ever, ever, ever walk into a toilet or a bathroom on their own."
Her mother said her wounds were healing, but they were thrown a curve ball on Thursday when another wound was discovered by a hairdresser and it had to be treated at the hospital.
"That's number nine."
The support from friends, family and the community had been "overwhelming", she said.
A 40-year-old woman from Te Anau has been arrested and charged with wounding with intent in relation to the assault, a police spokesman said.