A second man severely injured in a gang related brawl in Gisborne on Friday night has been transferred to Waikato Hospital with serious head injuries.
The first injured man, in his 30s, has critical head injuries.
Both are gang associates.
Police say about 12 members of rival gangs were involved in the fracas, with numerous types of weapons involved, but not guns.
Detective Senior Sergeant Steve Smith says no arrests have been made at this stage, but police have positive leads.