Police have arrested a man, and are looking for another, after residents of a shearers quarters at Milton were assaulted and threatened with knives and a baseball bat.
Officers were called 1am after receiving several calls, initially reporting a murder along with stabbings.
Local police and a dog team from Dunedin entered the property, but found no one was seriously injured.
The police say some of the occupants of the shearers quarters had been assaulted and threatened, windows had been smashed and a vehicle damaged.
A 31-year-old man was due to appear in the Dunedin District Court in relatuon to the incident.