Friday, August 31, 2007


Queues at ATM as it doubles cash

‘Hordes of people flocked to a Queenstown ATM this week after the machine started doubling their money.

Police said a concerned taxi driver alerted them to the problem on Tuesday night after the driver saw queues of up to 20 people lining up at the Kiwbank ATM.

“There were queues of 15 to 20 people at any one time for a good six hours from about 10pm until 4am,” the taxi driver said.

“It was a backpacker bonanza.”

A KiwiBank spokesman Bruce Thompson said a contactor had incorrectly stacked the ATM with $20 notes in the $10 box and vice versa.’

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