Diplomas, handsaw among oddest items Kiwis left on Ubers

From diplomas and passports to boneless chicken and a whole block of butter, it seems Kiwis become very forgetful when they catch an Uber.  

The ride-sharing company has just released its lost and found index for 2018. 

A pram and handsaw made the list, as did an EFTPOS machine, and someone's unicycle. 

March 3 was the most forgetful day thanks to Auckland City Limits where a total of 69 items were reported lost in Auckland alone.  

Other unique items that Uber riders lost over the past year included several insulin pens, a chef's professional set of knives, multiple security cards and passports, and even a rocket.

Unsurprisingly, Saturdays were the most common day for Uber riders to lose items, likely after a few weekend libations. 

Over the course of 2018, there were more than 3420 items lost on weekends that were reported to Uber - an average of 65 items per weekend.

Interestingly, vapourisers and e-cigarettes cluttered the list while laptops dropped off completely.

Were you guilty of losing your items? 

Here's the list of the top 10 most common items left behind: 


  1. Phone / camera
  2. Wallet / purse
  3. Keys
  4. Backpack / Bag / Luggage
  5. Clothing items
  6. Glasses
  7. Vape / e-cig
  8. Umbrellas
  9. Passport
  10. Headphones / speaker