See the white stretch of beach with the green dot. As an exclamation mark on top of Abel Tasman national Park it screams to be visited by all and it's possible now Yihaa
It was bought by the people of NZ through the crowdfunding site "Give a little", for the people of NZ. The beach was in private hands. Something that happens more and more in NZ. We in NZ think that the beach should be for everyone.
A Wellington lawyer owned the bank 6 million and had put the beach up for sale for 2 million.
Duane Major who lives in Spreydon, Christchurch started the campaign to ask people to help buy the beach. I bought some graines of sand and a splash of water and followed the process slowly. From almost 40000 buyers over 2.2 million was raised. As it was a tender there was a bit of waiting involved but late last night the beach was handed over and so everyone was rewarded.
Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai.
By many, by thousands, the work (project) will be accomplished.
The work is accomplished! NZ has a new PUBLIC beach