An Australian tourist appears to be the latest victim of violence in Kaikoura after he was seemingly assaulted last Friday.
Constable Andy Grant, of Kaikoura, said the 39-year-old man had just arrived in Kaikoura that afternoon.
About 9.30pm the man walked into a West End bar in a dazed state, with serious head injuries consistent with an assault. He was treated by a doctor and an ambulance was called. He spent the night at Kaikoura Hospital.
Mr Grant said there would be people in the community who would know what had happened, and he appealed for any witnesses.
- The Marlborough Express