One person has been killed and another badly injured in a car crash near Burnham Military Camp in Canterbury.
The car came off the road just after 12pm on State Highway One, just south of the camp.
A police spokeswoman said one person died at the scene.
She said police still have to do a formal identification of the body and inform next-of-kin.
Another person was taken to Christchurch Hospital with serious injuries.
It brings the road toll to one for the holiday weekend.