Treezilla cracks the triple ton

Treezilla has stomped into the three hundy club, crossing the $300 threshold with over 380 watchers on its auction heading into the final countdown.

With the auction set to close out on Wednesday 27 November, the Godzilla Christmas tree has no shortage of admirers and has the added feel-good feeling of every dollar over its $250 reserve to be donated to youth cancer charity CanTeen.

The brainchild of Rotorua-based Steve Newland, Treezilla stands at an imposing (for children at least) 1.8 metres and breathes smoke.

Made out of four Christmas trees, chicken wire, green mesh, a fog machine, plastic teeth and paper claws, it is Steve’s third original Christmas tree stemming from a friendly competition between him and a neighbour.

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The auction has drawn plenty of good humoured comments, with members particularly keen to know what Steve is going to come up with for the 2019 edition.

For the record, his lips are sealed until the big reveal in mid-December. Keep an eye out on his YouTube channel and if you like what you see, there’s always a chance it will appear on Trade Me next year.


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