12 Aug 2009

Pair injured in tomahawk incident

7:47 pm on 12 August 2009

A man is in a critical condition and another has moderate injuries following an incident involving a tomahawk in Northland.

Police say the two men confronted a man with a tomahawk and iron bar at his rural home near Kaikohe on Tuesday evening but he managed to overpower them.

They say the men were known to each other and the incident was the result of a long- running dispute.

No charges have been laid.