On April 1st, a West Auckland man traded in his mullet for a brand new car. The ‘Mullet Amnesty Day’ was advertised on Trade Me in the spirit of an April fools prank, and offered people a chance to exchange a haircut for a new vehicle valued over $30,000.
Daniel McNicholl and his family were the only ones who arrived at the Holden dealership at 10:00 AM to try their luck, and were astonished to discover the offer was real when they were met by professional race car driver Greg Murphy and a hair stylist from Rodney Wayne.
Said Mr McNicholl,“I thought it was probably joke, but I decided to turn up in case it wasn’t and I’m bloody glad I did”.
Partner Whitney Harris was relieved Daniel didn’t follow her advice in the months prior; “I’ve been telling him to cut his mullet off for ages, I’m glad he didn’t listen to me!”
The new Holden Astra comes as a welcome relief for the family who had their last vehicle stolen, and without insurance they had been unable to replace it.
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