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New Zealand is not for sale, despite somebody in neighboring
Australia trying to offload the nation of 4 million to the highest
online bidder.

With a starting offer of just one cent, brisk
bidding for the prime chunk of South Pacific real estate quickly
boosted the price to 3,000 Australian dollars (US$2,330) before eBay
pulled the plug on the auction this week.

"Clearly New Zealand is
not for sale," eBay Australia spokesman Daniel Feiler told the New
Zealand Press Association, adding that 22 bids had been made before the
company acted.

"It is mostly household items we have for sale,
but there are the occasional quirky items put up," he added. "We have a
look at them and if they are OK we leave them, but if it is something
that can’t be sold, we take them off."

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