Christchurch police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a man in the suburb of Parklands today.
A man was reportedly struck by a car in Four Elms Place just after 8.30am. The vehicle then left the area.
The man died at the scene.
Police have located a black Mazda Premacy which they believed was involved in the incident, Detective Inspector Michael Ford said.
The driver is being sought, however, he is not considered a threat to the public, Ford said.
Police are also speaking to several witnesses.
The cul-de-sac remains cordoned off while investigators conduct a scene examination.
Police asked anyone with information to contact police on 105.