A Home for Arapae

$900 of $5,000 goal
Given by 4 generous donors in one year

To Raise $5,000 to assist with the costs of providing a permanent home and display for Arapae a replica of New Zealand's 1st Schoolbus


Arapae is a replica of new Zealand' 1st school bus that ran to the then Piopio District High School in 1924

The rebuilding of this replica on the chassis of a roadworthy Model T Ford truck was successfully completed in late 2016

We are seeking funding support to enable us to provide a permanent home for Arapae in Piopio and to provide illustrative/photographic display panels and an A/V commentary about the history of School Bus services in NZ

About us

The Piopio College Trust Fund provides non Governmental support for the pupils and staff of Piopio Colege by way of scholarships, grants for special events and professional development

The Piopio College Trust has launched an appeal to house a replica (Arapae) of New Zealand's 1st Schoolbus

Use of funds

Funds raised will be used for construction costs and the provision of photographic panels and commentary

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This page was created on 14 Jun 2018 and closed on 14 Jun 2019.