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Letter from King George VI among memorabilia found in box on Auckland motorway

The New Zealand Transport Agency is seeking the owners of a box filled with family memorabilia which was found on an Auckland motorway.

The box was found on Sunday, February 3 in a westbound lane of State Highway 16 just before Rosebank Road.

Among the items inside the box was a war-time letter of condolence from King George VI.

"The box was found in a live lane so must have dropped from a passing vehicle that had either come from the city centre or through the Waterview Tunnel," NZTA Auckland Operations Manager Rua Pani said.

"It's a brown box with gold inlay ... Fortunately, it didn't spring open and have the contents blown away by the wind.

"So far, our efforts to track down the owner of the box have been unsuccessful, but we do want this story to end happily."

Anyone with information on who the box could belong to can contact NZTA by emailing help@ama.nzta.govt.nz.

A box containing family memorabilia which was found on an Auckland motorway.
A box containing family memorabilia which was found on an Auckland motorway. Source: Supplied


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