A woman died on the West Coast, north of Hokitika, after being swept away by floodwaters this morning.
Police have this afternoon named the woman as Gloria Reardon-Hirst, 66, of Arahura valley.
Police say she appears to have got out of her vehicle and tried to cross the road on foot.
She was swept away by strong flowing surface flooding on Arahura Valley Rd.
Her body was found about 9.19am today.
Police say her death will be referred to the coroner.