A 24-year-old man has been arrested in relation to the assault of an on-duty police officer in Owhata, Rotorua last night.
The man is due to appear in Rotorua District Court tomorrow on a charge of attempted murder.
Bay of Plenty District Commander, Superintendent Andy McGregor said: "We are continuing to support the injured officer who is making good progress.
"He remains in hospital in a stable condition.
"No officer should go to work and be faced with this sort of violence.
"This was a gutless attack on one of our officers and we are relieved to make an arrest."
The assault happened on Te Ngae Rd about midnight.