How did the cone make its way up the Norfolk Pine?
It may sound like an opening line to a joke, but it's a genuine question some people are asking themselves in Mount Maunganui this week.
Rosalie Liddle Crawford joined The Breeze breakfast hosts Mark Eagle and Jolene James in investigating the mystery of how an orange traffic cone come to be on top of a Norfolk Pine Tree in Mount Maunganui yesterday.
“One of the roadside traffic cones has found its way from the roadworks in Adams Ave up to the top of a nearby Norfolk pine tree,” says Rosalie.
“One passer-by says it's been there since Sunday. Local cafe owners were unaware of its existence and are puzzled as to how it was placed there.”
Jolene and Mark from The Breeze radio station investigating the cone mystery.
The cone is sitting in a branch near the top of the Norfolk Pine opposite the eighth level of the northern tower of Oceanside Resort & Towers.
“Staff wondered if paragliders had managed to place it there while flying off Mauao.
“Mount Maunganui Beachside Holiday Park staff were also unaware of the cone.”
The first branch above ground is a high reach of over three metres requiring a nimble climber or two or more people helping each other.
It's a mystery, says Rosalie.
Can you see the cone?