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

    Anonymous pledger
    2018-10-03 08:46:01 +1300
    Taanea Rose Maitai
    2018-10-02 21:03:28 +1300
    Andrew Weaver
    2018-09-30 09:52:32 +1300

    "Such rich history. Hoping to help kaumatua tell their stories and spread the word"

    Putiputi Kaiwai
    2018-09-28 10:45:20 +1200
    Kiwi Kai Steam Puddings
    2018-09-25 22:15:44 +1200

    "Good luck Lily ... I'll supply puddings for your wrap party ... Chris"

    Jason Shaw
    2018-09-18 11:18:33 +1200
    Jill Burnell
    2018-09-17 14:00:20 +1200
    Craig and Kit Gibbs
    2018-09-04 05:15:35 +1200

    "Wishing you well on this worthy endeavour"

    Ofusina Tineia Marie Ikitoelagi
    2018-09-01 12:54:09 +1200
    Rangimahora Reddy
    2018-08-31 17:05:47 +1200

    "May the generosity of our people get you to your target quickly. Your amazing Lily and so is that beautiful Tolaga Bay Inn!"

    [email protected]
    2018-08-31 02:21:38 +1200

    "Congratulations Lily and all the best with the fundraising. Look forward to catching up again soon. Nga mihi, Lesley"

    Stephan Kellerman
    2018-08-30 23:14:18 +1200

    "Go Lily...."

    Kamil Stender
    2018-08-30 22:15:14 +1200
    Laina Raveendran Greene
    2018-08-30 17:43:28 +1200

    "I admire your tenacity and support of community development Lily--keep up the good work. God Bless!"

    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.

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      Anonymous pledger
      2018-10-03 08:46:01 +1300
      Taanea Rose Maitai
      2018-10-02 21:03:28 +1300
      Andrew Weaver
      2018-09-30 09:52:32 +1300

      "Such rich history. Hoping to help kaumatua tell their stories and spread the word"

      Putiputi Kaiwai
      2018-09-28 10:45:20 +1200
      Kiwi Kai Steam Puddings
      2018-09-25 22:15:44 +1200

      "Good luck Lily ... I'll supply puddings for your wrap party ... Chris"

      Jason Shaw
      2018-09-18 11:18:33 +1200
      Jill Burnell
      2018-09-17 14:00:20 +1200
      Craig and Kit Gibbs
      2018-09-04 05:15:35 +1200

      "Wishing you well on this worthy endeavour"

      Ofusina Tineia Marie Ikitoelagi
      2018-09-01 12:54:09 +1200
      Rangimahora Reddy
      2018-08-31 17:05:47 +1200

      "May the generosity of our people get you to your target quickly. Your amazing Lily and so is that beautiful Tolaga Bay Inn!"

      [email protected]
      2018-08-31 02:21:38 +1200

      "Congratulations Lily and all the best with the fundraising. Look forward to catching up again soon. Nga mihi, Lesley"

      Stephan Kellerman
      2018-08-30 23:14:18 +1200

      "Go Lily...."

      Kamil Stender
      2018-08-30 22:15:14 +1200
      Laina Raveendran Greene
      2018-08-30 17:43:28 +1200

      "I admire your tenacity and support of community development Lily--keep up the good work. God Bless!"

      Followers of Tolaga Bay Innovation

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