A Rotorua police officer who was attacked while making an arrest remains in a stable condition in Waikato Hospital.

The police officer suffered head injuries after being attacked on Thursday night on Te Ngae Rd in Owhata.

A Waikato Hospital spokeswoman said this morning the officer was still in a ward in a stable condition.

A 24-year-old Rotorua man has been charged with attempted murder and will remain behind bars until at least the start of next month.

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The man, who has interim name suppression, appeared in the Rotorua District Court on Saturday where he was remanded in custody to reappear on August 8.