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Faiz Ali died after a violent incident at an Armagh St property.
The cordon extended from the intersection of Armagh and Barbadoes Sts and included part of Armagh St east of that intersection. It was taken down on Tuesday afternoon.
"The scene in this particular case is extensive and we appreciate this has caused both a concern and an inconvenience for those living in this area," a police spokesperson said.
"We would like to thank the local community for their continued understanding."
Police were initially called to the scene on Sunday after reports of a serious assault and a hammer-wielding man seen "saturated" in blood.
A 38-year-old man has been charged with murder and appeared in the Christchurch District Court on Monday.
If you have any information that may help police, phone 105 and quote file number 210221/8900.