Farmers are sometimes reputed to be terse, but this one is also minimalist. Thank goodness the police have filled in some detail:
A police officer went to a farm in Dunsandel between Christchurch and Rakaia last night to pick it [the black object] up and has so far only described it as being “black”.
Police say the object found by the farmer measures 10 by 5 centimetres. The farmer described the object as like nothing he had ever seen before.