Courier driver fired after lockdown packages dumped in Auckland

A courier company has apologised after one of its drivers dumped a pile of packages during the lockdown in Auckland.

The packages were found by a woman out on her morning walk on Retreat Drive in Mangere in April.

Her cousin, Twitter user Shane M, posted a photo of the disposed pile of parcels that were found.

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

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

Labelling on the packaging identified the courier company responsible for the deliveries as Toll, a global courier company with New Zealand outlets. 

The photos caused outrage on social media, and Toll said the discovery was "clearly unacceptable" and promised an investigation.

Now, a statement to Newshub, a spokeswoman for Toll says the delivery driver has been fired.

"We have very high standards for our delivery services and expect every package to be handled with care," they say on Monday.

"Following an investigation into this incident, the driver involved was terminated for failing to comply with operational procedures.

"We have worked closely with impacted customers and all deliveries have been safely fulfilled." 

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