The woman who died after a paragliding crash in Selwyn on Tuesday has been named by police.

She was Trudi Meij, a South African national, who lived in Christchurch.

Emergency services rushed to the accident near Mt Cheeseman ski area at Castle Hill around 1.45pm on Tuesday, police said.

But the 37-year-old died at the scene.

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The accident happened near Mt Cheeseman ski area at Castle Hill. Photo / Mark Mitchell
The accident happened near Mt Cheeseman ski area at Castle Hill. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Her death has been referred to the Coroner.

Police are investigating the circumstances around the crash and said the Civil Aviation Authority had been notified.