Canterbury Police have poked fun at the beginning of the Chinese Year of the Pig on Twitter.
The Year of the Pig began on February 5 to correspond with the Lunar New Year, something which the Canterbury Police were all too able to point out.
"We don't even know where to start with this but here goes... Happy Lunar New Year!" the tweet said.
A picture, asking people to celebrate the Year of the Pig followed below.
'Pig' is a derogatory slang term often used to refer to police officers.
Twitter users found the comment hilarious, with many saying they enjoyed the joke.
"Mark Twain said once ... 'The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter'... Use it daily. Good work guys," cartoonist Rod Emmerson said.
Another user complimented the police on their sense of humour and a spokesperson from the New Zealand Police replied with a GIF from the movie The Great Gatsby.
The Year of the Pig will end on January 24, 2020.