A man has been seriously injured in a violent incident in South Auckland late last night, police say.
The man was assaulted in Sandbrook Ave, Otara, about 11.30pm.
He's in a serious condition in hospital this morning.
Police are investigating and asked for anyone in the Sandbrook Ave area, and who witnessed the assault, to call their local police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Police also cordoned off the top part of Ponsonby's Franklin Rd, famous for its annual Christmas light display, after an alleged assault last night. No further details were available.