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NZ Man Auctions Boulder That Smashed Home In Quake

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - A New Zealand homeowner whose house was smashed by a car-sized boulder in an earthquake that devastated the country's second-largest city last month has sold the rock in an online auction for more than 60,000 New Zealand dollars ($44,300).

Christchurch resident Phil Johnson says the 30-ton boulder he dubbed "Rocky" tumbled down from a hill above his home, crunched through the garage roof and came to rest in his hallway.

The winning bid of NZ$50,000 ($36,900) was posted by a ski field promotion company, NZSki, but the next-highest bidder agreed to throw in NZ$10,050 in exchange for a resort vacation organized by
NZSki.

Trade Me auction spokesman Paul Ford says proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Earthquake Appeal.

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