Nine people have been arrested after an armed brawl in Ashburton on Saturday.
Police say the incident involved people who attacked two others from "a rival group" in Mona Square.
Eight of those arrested will appear in the Christchurch District Court on Thursday. One person has been bailed and will appear in the Ashburton District Court at a later date.
"Police will not tolerate this type of behaviour in our communities and today's arrests show that those involved in such incidents will be held accountable for their actions," a spokesperson says.
Saturday's incident is the third in recent times involving serious disorder from these two groups.