Police in Wanaka say a house where there was a home invasion on Wednesday night, was deliberately targeted.
Three men with their faces covered burst into the home in Stratford Terrace at about 10.30pm demanding cash and drugs.
Two men and a woman, aged in their early 20s live at the house and three friends were visiting at the time.
Police say one occupant needed stitches after he was hit over the head with a wheel brace.
The trio left with a small amount of cash and other property.