The man had expected a real hedge trimmer to turn up on Sunday to mow the hedge, but when he didn't his mate arrived with his crane and a ride-on mower.
The next thing he knew he was being hoisted up on top of the two-metre high hedge.
"We were supposed to get all dressed up in our Mooloo gear and show people that this is how the Waikato boys mow their hedges."
The unusual sight bemused passing motorists. One passer-by, Bart Dinger, said it was a classic case of Kiwi ingenuity.
"A kiwi classic – jandals and all," he said.
One of the pair is being treated for a broken hand that resulted from the stunt.
Link via Geekologie | Image: Bart Dinger