Counties Manukau police are still looking for a man they say attacked a 75-year-old woman at a Botany rest home.
At lunchtime yesterday, the victim was visiting a relative at the resthome when she was seriously assaulted, police said.
The alleged offender, who they said was known to the victim and was visiting the same person, then fled.
The woman is still in Middlemore Hospital recovering from serious facial injuries and several fractures, police said.
They want to speak to Rangi Joseph Harris, 45, and are urging him to hand himself in.
He is believed to have been travelling in a silver-grey 2008 Kia Sportage, registration ESJ406.