Police investigating a homicide in Ashburton overnight are appealing for information about a party in Tinwald where people were reportedly threatened.
Detective Senior Sergeant Scott Anderson said emergency services were called to a home in McDonald Street in the Ashburton suburb of Netherby about 11.45pm, where they found a 23-year-old man with critical injuries.
The man died at the scene a short time later.
Police say it's understood there may have been a party at an address in nearby Tinwald last evening where people were reportedly threatened.
Detective Inspector Michael Ford said police were speaking to a number of people present at the incident in Ashburton.
The property where the man died has since been cordoned off while a forensic scene examination is carried out.
Mr Ford said the man's body is expected to undergo a medical examination tomorrow.
Anyone with information about the Tinwald party is urged to contact Police immediately by calling 105, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.