A homicide investigation is under way in Christchurch after a woman was killed overnight.
Police were called to reports of an assault in Hawke Street, New Brighton at 10.40pm last night.
The victim, a woman in her 40s, was unresponsive when emergency services arrived, and tragically died while being transported to hospital.
A 43-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene and is assisting Police with our enquiries. At this stage no charges have been laid.
A scene examination will continue today in the vicinity of the Countdown carpark in Hawke Street.