Please attribute to Detective Senior Sergeant Joel Syme:
Police were notified of a man taken to Christchurch Hospital this morning with critical injuries, he has since died.
As a result Police have now launched a homicide investigation and working to determine the circumstances of the death.
Anyone with information that may assist Police is asked to contact 105, quoting file number 210101/6148.
Information can also be provided anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
More information will be issued when it becomes available.
Issued by Police Media Centre