Auction for infamous Bunnings hat from travelling family reaches $2K

Publish Date
Monday, 21 January 2019, 8:23AM

A Trade Me auction for a Bunnings hat made famous by a young foul-mouthed tourist at an Auckland beach has reached a bid of $2000.

The hat is allegedly connected to the family now known as the "unruly tourists" who, following a series of events and a court appearance, have gained national attention.

On Wednesday a Kiwi woman posted the size 12 Bunnings hat for sale with a reserve of just $1.

The woman claimed to have found the hat discarded near Takapuna Beach, the same location the young tourist was filmed threatening a group of women.

"Bunnings hat. Used condition. Found near Takapuna Beach discarded. Although this is a very attractive and stylish hat I cannot be responsible for any obscenities that may flow from your mouth or rude hand gestures while wearing the hat," the seller wrote.

The proceeds from the auction would go to Mercy Hospice according to the seller.

It has been alleged the family of tourists have caused trouble in Auckland and Hamilton eateries claiming to have hair and ants in their food before demanding refunds.

The travellers made headlines around the world after a video emerged of rubbish being strewn on a Takapuna Beach reserve.

Bystanders asked the group to tidy the mess but were abused and threatened.

It since emerged the group arrived in New Zealand on December 29.

This article was first published on and is republished here with permission.

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