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The man appeared in Waitākere District Court today.
He has been charged with one count of assault and four counts of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Four people were stabbed in what police said was a random attack in the suburb of Murrays Bay.
One person was stabbed at a Westbourne Road property and three others were attacked near a bus stop.
Police say they generally discourage the public intervening but greatly appreciated those who apprehended the offender until they arrived at the scene.
Police said in a statement today that the community could be reassured that the violent rampage was an isolated incident.
They intend having an increased presence in the Murray's Bay and Mairangi Bay areas as the investigation into the incident continues.