Auckland woman finds pile of dumped courier packages on morning walk

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The woman found the pile of dumped packages on her morning walk in south Auckland. Photo credit: Twitter/ Shane M.

A courier company has apologised and promised to launch an investigation after an Auckland woman found a pile of dumped packages on her morning walk in the city. 

The woman's cousin, Twitter user Shane M, posted a photo of the disposed pile of parcels that were found on Retreat Drive in Mangere on Tuesday. 

"Cousin out on her morning walk found these parcels dumped. If your delivery hasn't arrived, it's probably here," he captioned the image. 

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A council worker reportedly gathered the packages to hand in to police. Photo credit: Supplied/ Shane M.

The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, flagged down a council employee in the area, who collected the parcels to notify the police. 

Clothing retailer Cotton On is one of the brands that can be seen in the pile of dumped goods. The labelling on the packaging points to Toll, a global courier company with New Zealand outlets. 

In a statement to Newshub, a spokeswoman for Toll says the discovery is "clearly unacceptable", and they will be conducting an investigation. 

"Toll is committed to providing customers with high standards to safely transport and deliver their parcels. We are investigating what has happened in this case," the company spokeswoman said.

"Depending on the outcome of the investigation, we will take appropriate disciplinary action with the driver involved.

"We apologise to our customers who have been impacted by this and will be in touch with them as part of our investigation."

Commenters on the tweet were outraged at the dumped packages. 

"What the heck??" wrote Breeze radio host Ali Leonard. 

"OMG this is terrible. So rude by the dumper," wrote More FM host Jay-Jay Feeney.