A man has died this morning after a farm accident in North Canterbury.

Emergency services were called at 11.20am after reports of a man becoming trapped under a farm vehicle at Waikari.

A police spokesman confirmed that the male has died.

St John and the Fire Service both attended.

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A spokesman for St John southern communications said the man had been "run over by some sort of farm machinery''.

He couldn't give any further details.

Investigators from the police serious crash unit are on their way to the scene.