Two brothers walking home from a Porirua Christmas party have been attacked by a gang, leaving one fighting for life in hospital.
The pair, 34 and 47, were walking along the street after a Christmas party on Sunday when the group chased and knocked them to the ground.
The gang fled when police arrived.
Both men were taken to Wellington Hospital with head injuries.
The younger brother was released on Sunday but the older is still on life support and remains in a serious condition after having brain surgery to remove a clot.
A detailed police search of the scene of the attack including 20 recruits from the Royal New Zealand Police College was being undertaken tonight.