A young woman is dead after a quad bike accident on a Land Corp farm on Cape Foulwind, in the Buller district.
Police say the 17-year-old farm hand left for a remote part of the farm late on Monday morning, towing a trailer of fertiliser.
Several hours later, her co-workers noticed she was missing and mounted a search.
She was found in the afternoon, pinned under the overturned quad bike in a hilly area of the farm and died at the scene.
The incident is being investigated by police and the Department of Labour.