Last night, this car transporter left the road, just south of Piopio.
Obligingly, he ended up well off the road, and so I slept the frosty night through in my warm bed.
Today we had to recover it, and there was no option but to close the road, and put a lengthy detour in place.
You can see why.
The crane takes up the whole road, and Murphy's Law states that there must always be at least a 11kv power line in the way.
The job went pretty smoothly, but it takes a while, even if things go well.
I did offer a couple of hundred bucks for the Range Rover Vogue and was willing to toss in a few kilo's of onions from last weeks roll over on State Highway 4.
I think they are still considering my generous offer ....