Conchord coffee date for $1660

SOPHIE SPEER
CULTURE AND CAPITAL DAY REPORTER
Last updated 10:54 15/05/2012
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HOT DATE: A Trade Me bidder has paid $1660 to have coffee with Bret McKenzie.

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A coffee date with half of Wellington comedy-folk duo Flight of the Conchords has sold for more than $1600.

Oscar winner Bret McKenzie will meet with the winner of a Trade Me auction for a cup of coffee and a chat as a fundraiser for Oxfam and Fair Trade Fortnight.

The auction, which closed last night, received almost 35,000 views and the buyer paid $1660 for the privilege.

Along with the coffee date, which will be held in Wellington between May 28 and 30 at a time and place of McKenzie's choice, the buyer will also receive a guitar signed by McKenzie and Conchords' partner Jemaine Clement.

Coffee dates with Sir Graham Henry, actors Shane Cortese and Michelle Langstone, restaurateur Steve Logan, and designer Laurie Foon raised between $162 and $560.

Related story: McKenzie returns home after Oscarn win

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