Members of the Farmy Army were moved by the plight of many of victims of the Christchurch earthquake they helped and the gratitude they received from almost all of those they helped.
Although one group came across a notable exception.
When the volunteers entered a silt-covered property they found about half a dozen adults lounging on a trampoline drinking.
“About time someone turned up to clean up the mess,” one said before returning his attention to his beer can.
Tempted as they were to ask why these apparently able-bodied adults hadn’t at least started to clean up themselves, the volunteers bit their tongues, dug in and moved the silt.
They then went next door where the property owners had tried to help themselves and were very grateful that others had come to lend a hand.