The Kiwi car-do attitude
A classic case of Kiwi can-do? Or a money-saving move that could end up costing even more?
Staff at the Newbolds store in Upper Hutt were left wondering just that when a customer insisted on taking home his repaired, stand-up fridge in the boot of his small sedan.
"We all cringed," said Darren Gittens, owner of Newbolds 100% in Upper Hutt, "when he drove away".
Gittens said the customer had declined delivery for $49, electing to transport the fridge himself in the boot of the family car.
"Out came a bike rack and, about 45 minutes later, using a wad of plastic ties salvaged from our waste bin, the customer drove off.
"I suppose it is a credit to good old-fashioned kiwi ingenuity.
"But if anyone has seen a rather large fridge sitting by the side of the road in Upper Hutt recently, I wouldn't be surprised."
It is not known whether the customer made it home safely. Or with fridge intact.
Upper Hutt Leader