A 21-year-old man is in hospital after being stabbed in the chest and back during a family violence incident at an Auckland house.

Police were called to the scene on Oldham Place, Browns Bay about 11.40pm yesterday, a spokeswoman said.

A 28-year-old woman has been arrested in relation to the incident and will appear in the North Shore District Court today.

The injured man was taken to Auckland City Hospital in a critical condition, however an Auckland DHB spokeswoman said he was now in a stable condition.