NZ boulder raises hefty cash
A 30-TONNE rock that landed in the hallway of a Christchurch house during last month’s earthquake has raised more than $ NZ60,000 ($ A43,700) for the city’s relief fund after serious bidding on auction website TradeMe.
Confusion surrounded the end of the auction when TradeMe pulled a bid from NZSki, believing their $ NZ50,000 ($ A36,421) bid was a hoax because they could not verify it. TradeMe spokesman Paul Ford said they finally contacted NZSki, who confirmed the bid was valid. A trip to Norfolk Island was also included.