26 Oct 2011

Spending spree after Rugby World Cup win

5:59 am on 26 October 2011

Paymark says an extra $26.6 million was spent through its network during the final weekend of the Rugby World Cup, compared to the same four days last year.

It says there was a spending surge after the All Blacks won the Cup, with $1 million spent between midnight on Sunday - 6am on Monday.

Foreign card spending through the Paymark network during the tournament totaled $260 million, up $70 million, or 36.5% on the same period last year