Emergency services attended a sudden death incident at a rural Canterbury property on the Banks Peninsula earlier this evening.
Police and St John both attended the Jubilee Rd, Wainui-based incident.
A police spokesperson said police were investigating the death on behalf of the coroner.
"At this early stage I am not able to provide specific details but I can confirm WorkSafe has not been advised because it was not a workplace accident," they said.
A St John spokeswoman told the Herald she could not comment about the matter, other than to say they attended.