Crowdfunded bid for NZ beach accepted

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New Zealand beach crowdfunding bid accepted

Image caption The beach has been secured for future generations, campaigners said

A crowdfunding campaign to buy a New Zealand beach has had its bid accepted after reaching its funding target.

Nearly 40,000 people donated almost NZ$2.3m (£1m, $1.5m) to buy the Awaroa beach in the Abel Tasman National Park, on the north coast of South Island, which went on sale last year.

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