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Thursday 7 December 2006 @ 18:15 - GMT

It's estimated that Wellington picked up an extra nine million dollars because of Elton's December 6 concert.

Most of the 3,500 hotel rooms were full, and many were charging at peak event rates--a premium of up to 25% on room rates.

One was reportedly selling rooms late for $600 a night.

Bars, restaurants and stores also did a brisk business.