Police in Greymouth are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach early on Sunday morning.
They say the incident happened behind the ASB bank on Mawhera Quay at about 3am.
The man is in a stable condition in hospital and is yet to be spoken to by the police.
Police have spoken to two witnesses and are keen to speak to anyone else who was in the area at the time.
They would also like to talk to anyone who saw a man running towards the Cobden Bridge immediately after the incident.