A man is fighting for his life after being stabbed at Wairoa.

The man arrived at a medical centre on Kitchener Rd at 1.15am with serious injuries.

Police were called soon after.

A spokesperson said this morning the man was the victim of a serious assault.

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He was airlifted to Hawke's Bay Hospital in a critical condition.

"Inquiries are ongoing and there is no further information available at this time," said the spokesperson.