Police have found a man they were looking for in connection with a serious assault this week in Masterton.
A 27-year-old man was attacked on Raglan Street in the early hours of New Year's Eve and suffered a head wound inflicted by a heavy weapon.
He has been recovering in hospital after having surgery.
Police had named Robert Puna as the man they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident and said they believed he was being helped by associates to avoid police.
But police said later he had been taken into custody this evening.