A man has been hospitalised in a critical condition following a stabbing at a property near Opotiki, in the Bay of Plenty, this morning.
The man has been transported to Whakatāne Hospital after he was stabbed at an address on Waiotahe Valley Road, in Waiotahi, at 7.25am.
The people involved in the incident are known to each other, police say.
Police know the identity of the suspect and are working to locate him.
A scene examination is currently being carried out at the address.