A Nelson man has admitted stabbing two brothers with a broken bottle at a 21st party in Atawhai.
In the Nelson District Court yesterday, Kane Lance Dixon, 31, admitted two charges of wounding with reckless disregard.
Dixon was remanded in custody for sentencing on those and other charges on December 21.
According to the summary of facts, Dixon was at his home on October 27 where a 21st party was being held for his girlfriend's nephew.
About 7.30pm an argument broke out between Dixon and a 20-year-old man and his 22-year-old brother.
The incident had calmed down, but Dixon ran back into the carport and was seen smashing a stubbie beer bottle.
Dixon came back with the beer bottle and stabbed the 20-year-old in the lower back from behind. He fell to the ground and partygoers helped him.
He was later operated on at Nelson Hospital for a finger-deep wound close to his liver.
On seeing his brother being stabbed the other victim approached Dixon, who stabbed him twice in the left side of the body. He required stitches to the wounds.
Dixon declined to talk to police.