They say marriage is a journey but for one Napier man, it was his wedding ring that went for the biggest trip.

Don Alexander's ring travelled 1100km in a box of fruit that he was sorting for the Ahuriri Rotary Club's citrus drive.

He might never had got it back, had a keen-eyed business owner not spotted a glint in a gravel driveway in Dunedin a few days later.

Alexander, from Taradale, helps co-ordinate the annual citrus drive, where fruit is collected and shipped to the South Island.


While collecting and packing fruit one afternoon, Alexander suddenly realised his wedding