Counties Manukau police have arrested an 18-year-old male in relation to a serious assault outside a Denny's restaurant last month.
The teen will appear in Manukau District Court today facing charges for causing grievous bodily harm and reckless disregard.
Thirty-six-year-old George Siaosi, the victim of the attack, remains in a serious but stable condition.
Police believe Mr Siaosi and a friend had been drinking at Bar 1981 when they got into an altercation with a group of six men.
Although bar staff tried to separate the two parties, the group of six men followed Mr Siaosi and his friend to the Denny's carpark.
It is believed Mr Siaosi was challenged to a fight before he was king-hit by one of the aggressors.