A man has died in a fire that destroyed a hut used by hunters in Southland.
Emergency services were called to the blaze on a property near Tuatapere, west of Invercargill, shortly before 2am today, a Fire Service spokesman says.
The cause of the fire is unknown.
A man died in the fire and police are speaking with his family this morning.
Two men were staying in the hut and one managed to escape.
Firefighters, police and ambulance services attended the fire.NZN