NZ broker buys 'kiwi-shaped' fruit

by BN11 May 2009

Well-known NZ mortgage broker, Mike Pero, has made headlines on both sides of the Tasman after paying a small fortune for a feijoa (a native NZ fruit) that bizarrely grew into the shape of a Kiwi bird.

Pero, a well-known businessman in New Zealand, bought the feijoa for $1,000 after it was put on auction on TradeMe.

The purchase price was made conditional on $500 being donated by the seller to

The Child Cancer Foundation.

According to reports, an Auckland woman found the feijoa fruit after it fell from her tree on Anzac Day.

Pero said he planned to preserve the fruit.

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