Two men have been charged in relation to a Nelson home invasion and injury to an occupant at the property.
A 47-year-old man and a child aged 10 were home at a Brightwater property when two men entered at about 10pm on Saturday.
The man was badly beaten in the attack but the child was unharmed.
A 60-year-old man appeared in the Nelson District Court on Thursday charged with aggravated burglary, wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and unlawful possession of a pistol.
A 35-year-old man was due to appear in court on Friday on the same charges.