The community is rallying behind a paramedic kicked unconscious by an intruder at Warkworth's St John station.
At 11:30pm on Sunday, emergency services were called to the St John ambulance station on Brown Rd.
Police believe the ambulance officer, a woman, was assaulted by someone who had allegedly broken into the station to commit a burglary.
She was taken to North Shore Hospital with moderate injuries and released on Monday, St John said.
It was described as a "despicable and unacceptable" act by Norma Lane, St John's director of operations.
A Givealittle page has been set up to support the ambulance officer.
"We need to help this victim by showing community support for the required ongoing needs," page creator Ben Kirk says.
"My intention is to raise funds for the victim and raise awareness for assaults on ambulance staff."
Waitemata North police area commander Inspector Mark Fergus said a scene examination was conducted on Monday.
"Police officers will also be conducting area enquiries and speaking with nearby residents," Insp Fergus said.