A man has been arrested after three others were stabbed in an early morning altercation in Huntly.

Three men, believed to be aged in their late teens, early 20s and 40s, suffered serious multiple stab wounds in the incident about 1am today.

They were taken to Waikato Hospital.

A 44-year-old Hamilton man would appear in Hamilton District Court tomorrow on three charges of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.