A man has been critically injured following a stabbing on The Strand in Tauranga.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 1.41 this morning, a police spokesperson told 1 NEWS.
It's not yet clear how the stabbing occurred, the spokesperson added.
The injured person has since been transported to Tauranga Hospital, a St John spokesperson said.
The area has been cordoned off, and a scene examination is underway by forensic experts, police said.
Anyone who has any information on the incident or who was in the area at time has been urged to contact police on 105, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.