Crowdfunding Campaign Makes Private New Zealand Beach Public

Crowdfunding Campaign Makes Private New Zealand Beach Public
Hotels, Hospitality & Travel

Almost 40,000 people donated $1.7 million to buy the plot of land and keep it out of the hands of private owners

Emma Hutchings
  • 19 july 2016

Crowdfunding is often utilized by those looking to raise money to make their products a reality, but a recent campaign has shown that it can have other uses, with New Zealanders banding together to buy a beach. The aim was to keep the pristine piece of land on the northern tip of the South Island out of private hands. The 800 meter-long beach called Awaroa is located in Abel Tasman National Park and has no road access.

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