Tolaga Bay Innovation

By Lily Stender

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Tolaga Bay Innovation

Project 2018-08-27 15:03:50 +1200

A Technology & Tourism hub in our historical country pub

Tolaga Bay Inn is one of our last remaining historical hotels on the East Coast of New Zealand.  As Kaitiaki (guardians) it is our responsibility to look after our land, people and environment, including our iconic old Inn.  She has looked after us for over 130 years,  providing shelter, nourishment and social gatherings for our local community and visitors.  It is time we gave back, to help regain her strength and beauty to last another hundred years.

She in return, will become our mother ship to help foster tourism and digital technology development, creating jobs and business opportunities for our local people.  With an onsite information centre, business support services and computer training facilities, she can help regenerate our community from within.  We will develop adventure tourism experiences including eeling tours, crayfish tours, historical guided tours and cultural experiences by our local people.  

 

Our plan

But we can't do it alone.  As Ahi Kaa- we need your help to keep the home fires burning.  Our Ta Koha campaign is to raise a minimum of $50,000 and maximum of $200,000 to help kick start our projects.  To redevelop our space into a technology and tourism hub in our historic country pub. To provide incubation services, back office administration and business support to our local  tourism start-up operators.  To reopen our information centre this summer.  To further develop our digital technology in-house training in collaboration with Digital Wings, 20/20 Trust, Stepping Up and Code Club to teach social media, online business, video editing and coding.  To make several immediate repairs required to be functional for our tourist season, including plumbing, hot water and electrical repairs.  We would like to spruce her up with a semi make-over and add local artwork throughout the communal areas.  Our dual heritage will be promoted by having both Maori and English signage and menus.  We will encourage the usage of conversational Maori for people to practice and learn within a safe and friendly environment.

As a pledger, not only will you be part of a legacy in the making, but you'll get some cool rewards too!... like beautiful hand crafted gifts from our local artists, free accommodation, annual membership discounts,...Or you could simply sponsor nanny a hangi, or sponsor a child computer training, crayfishing trips, hunting trips, naming rights, whatever your budget allows, from $10 to $10,000, there's a reward with your name on it.

Like the flax, we are stronger woven together to carry the load.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari, takimano no aku tipuna - (Not by the might of one but the might of many, from our ancestors to us).

Kia ora koutou katoa.

 

Trustees of the Tolaga Bay Inn Charitable Trust

Dolly Mitchell - One of our great rocks in Uawa, as well as being an owner of Uawa Foodmarket and Trustee on Tolaga Bay Wharf Restoration Project.  Loved wife, mum and nan of many. 

Joe Crawford - One of our highly respected Kaumatua as well as Hinemaurea Marae Chairman, Golf Pro and Community Action Man.  Loved husband, dad and papa of many.

Tony King - International Investment guru, with his heart still supporting his homelands on the East coast.  Sportsman all round with his love of cycling, cricket and rugby. Loved husband and dad.  Yet to be a papa.

Rico Gear - Fantastic All Black during his reign, along with brother Hosea Gear.  Health entrepreneur and mentor.  Great advocate of leaving a legacy behind for our next generations.   Loved son, brother, husband and dad.

Lily Stender - Genius and mastermind of the mission...hehehe.  But seriously folks, a great believer in being the masters of our own destinies.  Collaborating and utilising eachother's skills and attributes to succeed together. Loved sister, mum and aunty of many.

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    Pledgers 74

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-26 11:35:16 +1300

    "Jack Taiapa helping to keep our home fires burning."

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-26 11:33:48 +1300

    "Victor Jacobs from Anaura supporting the Tolaga Bay Innovation kaupapa...tu meke"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-26 11:27:14 +1300

    "Dolly Mitchell supporting our Tolaga Bay Innovation...fantastic"

    Cain Kerehoma
    2018-10-26 11:11:55 +1300

    "Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui"

    Matt Todd
    2018-10-25 12:01:43 +1300
    Kenny Williams
    2018-10-24 21:49:02 +1300

    "This is an amazing project that will bring wealth to Uawa. It's is a win for locals, a win for tourism and a win for Aotearoa. Kia ora. "

    Natalie Hilterman
    2018-10-24 20:15:07 +1300

    "Kia Kaha team "

    Vicky Kaiwai
    2018-10-24 20:07:28 +1300

    "Awesome work Lily!"

    Kim Wetini
    2018-10-24 14:35:05 +1300

    "Kia kaha koutou!"

    Wyn Ehau
    2018-10-23 15:54:51 +1300

    "Awesome mahi and hope you are successful "

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-23 09:50:04 +1300

    "Rick Crawford supporting the cause... keeping our home fires burning"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:18:36 +1300

    "Pamela Putland supporting the cause... thank you very much"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:16:42 +1300

    "Jessie Thatcher and Wayne supporting the cause... Ka mau te wehi"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:15:32 +1300

    "Zac Horomia and Valda supporting the cause. Awesome."

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:13:11 +1300

    "Duncan from Tolaga supporting the cause... many thanks"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:11:21 +1300

    "Laman Davies supporting the cause...tu meke"

    Tolaga Pledge
    2018-10-22 17:09:39 +1300

    "Sandy Eyles and Tane supporting the cause.. great stuff"

    Hayley Lord
    2018-10-22 09:41:18 +1300

    "Kia kaha"

    Pam
    2018-10-21 21:05:22 +1300
    Chaney Te Aningaiao Manuel
    2018-10-19 08:50:46 +1300
    Susan Hawthorne
    2018-10-18 12:40:15 +1300

    "I love the idea of the project. I lived in Tolaga Bay when I was a child and remember the Inn very well. This is a wonderful idea for the future health of the community Kia kaha i roto i ngā mahi"

    Ngahere Communities
    2018-10-17 11:38:13 +1300

    "Go Get'm Whanau - We can't wait to hang our certificate on our wall <3"

    Ana Kaiwai-Esler
    2018-10-16 09:20:51 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-15 22:27:00 +1300
    Alison Steiner
    2018-10-15 16:11:50 +1300

    "What a great initiative. All the best."

    Rangimahora Reddy
    2018-10-11 19:11:45 +1300

    "Best of luck and keep pushing this beautiful kaupapa Lily, Nothing great ever came easy xxx"

    Andrew Pilkington
    2018-10-11 16:41:36 +1300

    "Kia ora whanau, kia kaha, lets do this."

    Barry GPledgeMe Staff
    2018-10-10 13:59:05 +1300

    "Ka pai Lily & the A team!"

    Trade School Industries
    2018-10-08 10:17:04 +1300

    "All the best Lily and team! You got this! Arohanui, The Trade School Industries whānau"

    Megan Lacey
    2018-10-04 08:35:39 +1300

    "Awesome kaupapa. Good luck!"

    Followers 2

    Followers of Tolaga Bay Innovation

    Tolaga Bay Innovation

    Project 2018-08-27 15:03:50 +1200

    A Technology & Tourism hub in our historical country pub

    Tolaga Bay Inn is one of our last remaining historical hotels on the East Coast of New Zealand.  As Kaitiaki (guardians) it is our responsibility to look after our land, people and environment, including our iconic old Inn.  She has looked after us for over 130 years,  providing shelter, nourishment and social gatherings for our local community and visitors.  It is time we gave back, to help regain her strength and beauty to last another hundred years.

    She in return, will become our mother ship to help foster tourism and digital technology development, creating jobs and business opportunities for our local people.  With an onsite information centre, business support services and computer training facilities, she can help regenerate our community from within.  We will develop adventure tourism experiences including eeling tours, crayfish tours, historical guided tours and cultural experiences by our local people.  

     

    Our plan

    But we can't do it alone.  As Ahi Kaa- we need your help to keep the home fires burning.  Our Ta Koha campaign is to raise a minimum of $50,000 and maximum of $200,000 to help kick start our projects.  To redevelop our space into a technology and tourism hub in our historic country pub. To provide incubation services, back office administration and business support to our local  tourism start-up operators.  To reopen our information centre this summer.  To further develop our digital technology in-house training in collaboration with Digital Wings, 20/20 Trust, Stepping Up and Code Club to teach social media, online business, video editing and coding.  To make several immediate repairs required to be functional for our tourist season, including plumbing, hot water and electrical repairs.  We would like to spruce her up with a semi make-over and add local artwork throughout the communal areas.  Our dual heritage will be promoted by having both Maori and English signage and menus.  We will encourage the usage of conversational Maori for people to practice and learn within a safe and friendly environment.

    As a pledger, not only will you be part of a legacy in the making, but you'll get some cool rewards too!... like beautiful hand crafted gifts from our local artists, free accommodation, annual membership discounts,...Or you could simply sponsor nanny a hangi, or sponsor a child computer training, crayfishing trips, hunting trips, naming rights, whatever your budget allows, from $10 to $10,000, there's a reward with your name on it.

    Like the flax, we are stronger woven together to carry the load.

    Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari, takimano no aku tipuna - (Not by the might of one but the might of many, from our ancestors to us).

    Kia ora koutou katoa.

     

    Trustees of the Tolaga Bay Inn Charitable Trust

    Dolly Mitchell - One of our great rocks in Uawa, as well as being an owner of Uawa Foodmarket and Trustee on Tolaga Bay Wharf Restoration Project.  Loved wife, mum and nan of many. 

    Joe Crawford - One of our highly respected Kaumatua as well as Hinemaurea Marae Chairman, Golf Pro and Community Action Man.  Loved husband, dad and papa of many.

    Tony King - International Investment guru, with his heart still supporting his homelands on the East coast.  Sportsman all round with his love of cycling, cricket and rugby. Loved husband and dad.  Yet to be a papa.

    Rico Gear - Fantastic All Black during his reign, along with brother Hosea Gear.  Health entrepreneur and mentor.  Great advocate of leaving a legacy behind for our next generations.   Loved son, brother, husband and dad.

    Lily Stender - Genius and mastermind of the mission...hehehe.  But seriously folks, a great believer in being the masters of our own destinies.  Collaborating and utilising eachother's skills and attributes to succeed together. Loved sister, mum and aunty of many.

    Comments

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      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-26 11:35:16 +1300

      "Jack Taiapa helping to keep our home fires burning."

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-26 11:33:48 +1300

      "Victor Jacobs from Anaura supporting the Tolaga Bay Innovation kaupapa...tu meke"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-26 11:27:14 +1300

      "Dolly Mitchell supporting our Tolaga Bay Innovation...fantastic"

      Cain Kerehoma
      2018-10-26 11:11:55 +1300

      "Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui"

      Matt Todd
      2018-10-25 12:01:43 +1300
      Kenny Williams
      2018-10-24 21:49:02 +1300

      "This is an amazing project that will bring wealth to Uawa. It's is a win for locals, a win for tourism and a win for Aotearoa. Kia ora. "

      Natalie Hilterman
      2018-10-24 20:15:07 +1300

      "Kia Kaha team "

      Vicky Kaiwai
      2018-10-24 20:07:28 +1300

      "Awesome work Lily!"

      Kim Wetini
      2018-10-24 14:35:05 +1300

      "Kia kaha koutou!"

      Wyn Ehau
      2018-10-23 15:54:51 +1300

      "Awesome mahi and hope you are successful "

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-23 09:50:04 +1300

      "Rick Crawford supporting the cause... keeping our home fires burning"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:18:36 +1300

      "Pamela Putland supporting the cause... thank you very much"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:16:42 +1300

      "Jessie Thatcher and Wayne supporting the cause... Ka mau te wehi"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:15:32 +1300

      "Zac Horomia and Valda supporting the cause. Awesome."

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:13:11 +1300

      "Duncan from Tolaga supporting the cause... many thanks"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:11:21 +1300

      "Laman Davies supporting the cause...tu meke"

      Tolaga Pledge
      2018-10-22 17:09:39 +1300

      "Sandy Eyles and Tane supporting the cause.. great stuff"

      Hayley Lord
      2018-10-22 09:41:18 +1300

      "Kia kaha"

      Pam
      2018-10-21 21:05:22 +1300
      Chaney Te Aningaiao Manuel
      2018-10-19 08:50:46 +1300
      Susan Hawthorne
      2018-10-18 12:40:15 +1300

      "I love the idea of the project. I lived in Tolaga Bay when I was a child and remember the Inn very well. This is a wonderful idea for the future health of the community Kia kaha i roto i ngā mahi"

      Ngahere Communities
      2018-10-17 11:38:13 +1300

      "Go Get'm Whanau - We can't wait to hang our certificate on our wall <3"

      Ana Kaiwai-Esler
      2018-10-16 09:20:51 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-15 22:27:00 +1300
      Alison Steiner
      2018-10-15 16:11:50 +1300

      "What a great initiative. All the best."

      Rangimahora Reddy
      2018-10-11 19:11:45 +1300

      "Best of luck and keep pushing this beautiful kaupapa Lily, Nothing great ever came easy xxx"

      Andrew Pilkington
      2018-10-11 16:41:36 +1300

      "Kia ora whanau, kia kaha, lets do this."

      Barry GPledgeMe Staff
      2018-10-10 13:59:05 +1300

      "Ka pai Lily & the A team!"

      Trade School Industries
      2018-10-08 10:17:04 +1300

      "All the best Lily and team! You got this! Arohanui, The Trade School Industries whānau"

      Megan Lacey
      2018-10-04 08:35:39 +1300

      "Awesome kaupapa. Good luck!"

      Followers of Tolaga Bay Innovation

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 31/10/2018 at 11:00 PM.