A man is in a serious but stable condition after being stabbed six times during a huge street brawl outside a 21st birthday party in Lower Hutt early this morning.
Police were called to a Waddington Drive address in Naenae about 2.30am after reports of a fight involving 50 people on the street.
Police say ambulance staff were pelted with bottles when they arrived.
A man was taken to Wellington Hospital with six stab wounds while another was arrested for assault.
The arrested man was this afternoon charged with grievous bodily harm.
Eight people were also arrested for disorder and obstruction-type offences.