Small town New Zealand has done itself proud, finding the right destination for a package addressed to "a farm, situated up a long drive with cows" near a pub in the rural town of Cust.
The vaguely-addressed package posed a puzzle for the postie covering the area in North Canterbury.
It was addressed to "Kay and Philip, on a farm, situated up a long drive with cows, opposite Cust pub or thereabouts".
Fairfax reports the postie decided to drop the package into the service station at Cust, a rural village of about 450 people west of Rangiora.
The service station posted a photo of the package on its Facebook page, which promoted more than 2000 shares and nearly 200 comments.
The next day, someone cracked the case and Kay Forrester was called.
Ms Forrester and her husband, Philip, live on a farm 12km from of Cust but the address sounded like their farm.
The sender of the package was 70-year-old Irene Meekings, who previously visited the farm with a relative.
"She's almost blind so she wouldn't have seen where she was going and she couldn't remember our address or surname," Ms Forrester said.
The parcel contained a gift of a clothes peg apron and a table cloth sewn by Ms Meekings.