A man is in a critical condition after reportedly having his throat slashed during a gang fight in Papakura tonight.

Counties-Manukau police were called to Marybeth Place in Rosehill, South Auckland, around 5.20pm.

They confirmed a male was found at the scene with a neck wound and was taken to Middlemore Hospital.

He was in a critical but stable condition.

Police were talking to a number of people at the scene.