Kiwi men who viciously attacked Aussie father face deportation

Four Kiwi men who viciously attacked a young Melbourne father could be deported out of Australia after serving jail time.

Kane Dulieu, 24, was celebrating his birthday with friends when he was violently 'king-hit' from behind and beaten while on the ground in November 2016.

The attack left him unconscious and bleeding from the brain, and one of his friends was also knocked to the ground with a single punch.

Make Maele, 28, Leti Maele, 20, Apisai Maele, 20, and Andrew Apineru, 26, were all handed prison sentences on Monday, the Herald Sun reports.

The four men each pleaded guilty to a charge of recklessly causing serious injury.

The attack started after the four men wrongly accused Mr Dulieu of damaging their friend's car.

Their sentences range from two years-and-nine-months to four-and-a-half years, and the men will likely be deported to New Zealand after they are released, according to the Herald Sun.

Mr Dulieu spent three days in an induced coma after the attack, but suffered no lasting injuries.