A 22-year-old man has been charged after an alleged serious assault in Taupō, while another man is in a critical condition in hospital.
In a written statement police said officers were called to a Kahurangi Drive property about 2am on Wednesday and found a man in his 20s with a critical wound to his abdomen.
"The man was taken to hospital where he remains in a stable but critical condition," the statement said.
"In relation to the incident, a 22-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and he is due to appear in Rotorua District Court tomorrow."
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Now the matter was before the court, police said they cannot comment further.