Two Christchurch painters have stumbled upon almost $60,000 in coins lying in the street.
The money is believed to have come from Invercargill vending machines and was packed on a pallet which fell off the back of a truck travelling through Merivale on Thursday morning.
Painters Jaime Stephens and Tane Stevenson initially thought the spill was just rubbish, but soon discovered it was quite a lot of money, The Press reports.
A packing slip said $58,088 was on the pallet.
Ms Stephens said they had not been tempted to take any of the money, but reported their discovery to police.
Police said the money was being transported from the BNZ in Invercargill to security firm ACM Services.
Police are trying to contact the truck operator, who may not be aware that the load had been spilled, they said.They were grateful that Ms Stephens and Mr Stevenson, and another motorist, had reported the spill.
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