Police are investigating after a serious assault in New Plymouth early this morning.
The assault happened on Currie St in the CBD at around 3am, police say.
The victim is in a serious condition in Wellington Hospital.
Investigators are appealing to the public for information, and would like to speak with anyone who witnessed the event.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on (06) 759 5500 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.