Police are investigating an assault where a man was found seriously injured on The Strand in Tauranga on Sunday.
A man was found near the public toilets on Wharf Street around 3.45am, says a police spokesperson.
The assault is believed to have happened around 3.20am.
The man was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical but stable condition.
"A 24-year-old man has been charged with wounding with intent and is due to appear in Tauranga District Court today.
"Police would like to hear from anyone who may have information which can help the investigation.
They can contact Tauranga Police on 07 213 1825, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.