Canterbury Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 29-year-old man in Rakaia yesterday.
Police were called to an address on Gardiners Road shortly after 9am.
The man had sustained an injury and died at the scene, says Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested.
"Police are working to establish the circumstances surrounding his death.
"A post mortem will be completed today and a scene examination continues.
"Anyone with information on this matter is asked to contact Police on 105."