Man charged with Canterbury farmworker's murder

Tony Waldron's body was found at his home in Raikaia.
Tony Waldron's body was found at his home in Raikaia. Photo credit: Facebook

Police have charged a man with the murder of Canterbury farmworker Tony Waldron.

A homicide investigation was launched after the body of the 29-year-old father of two was discovered at a Gardiners Rd house in rural Rakaia on September 18th.

Detective Senior Sergeant Richard Quested said a 26-year-old Christchurch man will appear in the Christchurch District Court today charged with the murder of Waldron.

Detective Senior Sergeant Quested praised the investigation team for their hard work but said inquiries were ongoing.

"The investigation into Tony's death is far from over and there is still a lot of work for us to do.

"Our thoughts are very much with the Waldron family at this time and we are committed to providing them with the answers to Tony's death."

Police earlier carried out a scene examination at a second Gardiner's Road property in Rakaia, as well at a Christchurch house.

They also searched the Rakaia river bed.