In the past week West Coast Police have been advised that four surprise parcels have been received by people in the Greymouth and Hokitika areas.
The parcels have come from unknown people in Paris and all contain a hairdryer or hair clippers and cash.
One woman received two of the parcels. Most have contained two 50 euro notes, although one of the parcels had a $100 note.
The recipients of the parcels have no knowledge of the people sending them.
At this stage Police have not made any criminal connection with the parcels, and they appear to simply be a goodwill gesture, however they would like to hear from anyone else who has received a parcel.
Anyone who has received a parcel should contact Greymouth Police, Ph. 03 7681600.