24 Feb 2016

Kiwis buy Abel Tasman beach

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 24 February 2016

"They're pretty excited, they were running around telling all the other teachers in the school"

Kirsten McCabe - the teacher of Room 10, who contributed 20 dollars to the crowdfunding campaign to buy the beach at Awaroa inlet. 

Duane Major and Adam Gard'ner's campaign raised more than 2 million dollars and their tender for the 800 metre long strip of beach was accepted.

And they said it was a last-minute donation from Room 10 at Pahiatua School that could well have sealed the deal.

Room 10 Pahiatua School 2016

Room 10 Pahiatua School 2016 Photo: Room 10 Pahiatua School 2016

Kirsten McCabe says she is hoping this will help the kids learn that their actions, no matter how small, can help the world around them, that they can have an influence on the world.