A 17-year-old Kiwi boy is on life support after he was allegedly beaten up outside a McDonald's in Brisbane on Friday evening.
Joshua Waite allegedly smashed his head on the road after being kicked in the face at a McDonald's in the suburb of Redcliffe, and his health has since deteriorated.
He was placed in an induced coma at the scene and has remained in a critical condition at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, the Brisbane Times reports.
The boy's auntie Raiha Hooker has started a Givealittle fundraising page to help his parents.
"All proceeds will be going to assist his immediate family (Father and Mother) to be by his bedside every day and night to encourage him to keep on fighting. Once Josh has recovered proceeds will be used to help with his rehabilitation costs," the page reads.
"It tears our heart to pieces to see him like that but we are just focusing on trying to support him to get stronger," Ms Hooker said.
Mr Waite used to live in Hamilton, but moved to Australia with his family after his father found a job there, NZME reports.
Eighteen-year-old Jake Ashley Law-Cobbo has reportedly been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, and appeared in the Redcliffe Magistrates Court on Monday.
It is understood the man has not yet applied for bail and the case will return to court for a committal mention on July 5.