Kiwi kids' heartwarming gift for their school's hard-working caretaker

Publish Date
Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 1:30PM

Every school has a caretaker who works hard behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.

One group of kids made their school caretaker's day after they nominated him for The Hits Love Your Land, Love Your School competition.

Out of 3200 schools that entered, Walter 'Digger' O'Hearn of Whitikahu School in the Waikato won $10,000 worth of STIHL SHOP tools for the school, to make his job a little easier.

What’s more, he and his wife won a well-deserved holiday to Queenstown!

He can also now proudly wear the title of the best school caretaker in New Zealand.

Digger – who has been working at the school for 38 years - said he felt absolutely "blown away" by the surprise gift.

The Whitikahu School children even performed their school’s haka for their caretaker hero.

Good on ya Digger! We hope you enjoy your holiday and all those new tools.