Typical NZ: Parcel finds its way to intended recipient despite vague instructions

Typical NZ: Parcel finds its way to intended recipient despite vague instructions
Photo credit: Facebook/ Cust Service Centre

A parcel has managed to find its way to the intended recipient in small-town Canterbury despite difficult instructions from the sender.

Rather than a normal address, 70-year-old Irene Meekings had given a series of instructions for the postman to follow, 7 News reports.

"Kay & Philip, on a farm, situated up a long drive with cows, opposite Cust pub or thereabouts," she wrote.

Ms Meekings is nearly blind, so was relying mostly on memory to get her parcel to the address.

Unfortunately despite most posties having decent knowledge of the area they survey, NZ Post couldn't work out where to send it.

The local service centre put a photo on its Facebook page of the instructions, where it quickly gained traction in the community.

The post was shared more than 2000 times and the recipients were quickly found among the 450 people living in Cust.

It was for Kay and Philip Forrester, a couple who live in Ferndale, about 12km east of the town.

It contained a handmade clothes peg apron and table cloth, made by Ms Meekings herself.

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