A man is fighting for his life in Waikato Hospital after being stabbed in Kawerau late last night.
Police said he was stabbed by a woman at a house after two days of drinking.
Senior Sergeant Karl Konlechner of the Bay of Plenty police said the man had emergency surgery in Whakatane before being transferred to Waikato Hospital.
He said the situation was "pretty touch and go".
Sergeant Konlechner said a woman had been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.