Abel Tasman beach: Campaigners’ bid to buy Awaroa Inlet for nation successful

The campaign to buy a pristine Abel Tasman beach for the nation has been successful.

The Givealittle campaign to buy the Awaroa Inlet beach by tender was supported by more than 39,000 people who pledged more than $2 million.

Campaign organiser Duane Major said this morning: “We have pulled it off, we have pulled it off.

“At 10.57 last night we delivered a pristine piece of beach and bush into the hands of all New Zealanders to look after and cherish and treasure forever.

“My heart is beating and I’ve got goosebumps and I’m just so thankful for all those people.

What a crazy journey.”