Project Holey Drive – a new driveway for Ngatiawa River Monastery

By Ngatiawa River Monastery

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Project Holey Drive – A New Driveway For Ngatiawa River Monastery

Project 2021-03-11 15:38:30 +1300

Project Holey Drive – a new driveway for Ngatiawa River Monastery

 

Ngatiawa is upgrading the driveway. It'll cost a whopping $134,850 – so we need your support to help us take the ‘e’ out of the holey drive.

 

Ngatiawa River Monastery was born in the 1950's, as a Presbyterian youth 'Ngatiawa Camp', and had its rebirth 18 years ago when Justin and Jenny Duckworth bought the place with Tarsha Te Rure and started doing it up. It's a contemporary monastery that started on a prayer, and continues to run on koha, generosity, and miracles – literally! We are the 'motherhouse' of Urban Vision, a mission order in covenant with the Anglican Church. 

 

main_house2.jpg

 

Who / what is Ngatiawa?

We are a community of prayer and hospitality, that makes supportive accommodation / retreat space available (both short and longterm) for those who wish to connect deeply with God and intentional community. We have a particular calling to people who wouldn't normally access this due to a lack of resource. We also host many community, youth and church groups, particularly in the weekends. We would love to keep showing hospitality at Ngatiawa.

 

chapel_aiden.jpg

 

However, our driveway has got to the point where you practically need a tractor to make it down! Even after many attempts at removing some of the worst potholes, it’s never anything that stands the test of time. So after 70 years, we hope to fix it once and for all. And so we turn to our friends! Our vision is that via crowdsourcing, we will get the word out even wider, to help pull in the funds so we can continue to welcome guests for the next 70 years.

 

Ngatiawa is owned by 'Ngatiawa Retreat Trust' – a registered charity – so please email us at [email protected] , if you want a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

 

Pledging from overseas is easy using a credit card. If you'd rather do it with a bank transfer or with another method the friendly team at Pledgeme will help you out: [email protected] .

 

Stage 1 of the project is to concrete ‘The slope.’ The estimate for this is $65,550. This section has become so bad that we're asking people to park above it and walk down. We're aiming for this to be completed by the end of 2021.

 

Stage 2 is to chip seal the rest of the driveway. The quote we’ve received for this is $69,300. We're aiming to have this work completed by the end of 2023.

 

We need your help! Our crowdfund goal is $20,000.

 

It’s just a portion of what we need to complete the project, but we have to start somewhere. All of the money we receive will go direct to the driveway job, minus the $1300 PledgeMe fee. 

 

We are also doing grant applications to a number of trusts, however there aren't many that help with infrastructure maintenance costs. So please support us!

 

This can come in the form of

  • Money! Pledge and choose your prize on the right → 
  • Sharing this page on Facebook
  • Telling your friends & family
  • Emailing us if you know of a philanthropist or millionaire who loves Ngatiawa and wants to help!
  • Prayer – because we believe in a God that cares about even these kinds of details

 

If you have any questions about the project, please email [email protected] or you can view more detailed information about the project and Ngatiawa Retreat Trust here.

 

Thanks friends! We are so grateful for this opportunity to witness another Ngatiawa Miracle story xx

 

Arohanui, 

Stu on behalf of the Ngatiawa River Monastery whānau

 

black_and_white_people.jpg

 

PS. We are gonna throw an epic pizza party when this campaign ends, to celebrate! So let's go full hundy! 

PPS. Go pledge your dosh over there! → 

 

Comments

Updates 1

Project Holey Drive Hits 10K!!!!!

18/04/2021 at 12:01 PM

Kia ora e te whānau,

Woohoo! We are 2 weeks through our 4 week campaign and we've hit the 10K mark! Perfect!

Thank you so much for pledging!! =)

Please share this page with your networks! Here's the link to share:

https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6832-project-holey-drive-a-new-driveway-for-ngatiawa-river-monastery

If we don't hit the 20K mark, then no pledgers are obliged to follow through with their pledges. If we can get the word out to all those people who know and love Ngatiawa, I'm confident we'll hit our goal. This will be a huge step towards fixing our drive.

If you have any questions or feedback please email:

[email protected]

 

Ngā mihi nui, Arohanui | With love, thanks so much,

 

Stu on behalf of Ngatiawa River Monastry (& Ngatiawa Retreat Trust)

    Pledgers 56

    Nat Tan
    2021-04-18 15:52:59 +1200

    "Sending love from Malaysia. I was at Ngati Awa twice during my study in Welly, and it left such an indelible impression on me. I have very special memories of the chapel, the yurt, the surrounding area. Praying you raise the required funds for the driveway!"

    Katherine
    2021-04-18 15:08:56 +1200
    Maureen Harte
    2021-04-18 14:10:38 +1200

    "Thanks and blessings to the Ngatiawa whanau ❤️"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-18 09:34:08 +1200
    Jimmy Luey
    2021-04-18 08:45:06 +1200

    "God bless"

    Billy Anastasiadis-Gray
    2021-04-17 20:08:23 +1200

    "We love you Ngatiawa!"

    Natalie A Keane
    2021-04-16 21:28:52 +1200

    "Wooohoooo another 70 years of Ngatiawa!! Yes please."

    Tabea Braun
    2021-04-15 22:01:32 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-15 21:54:59 +1200
    Maree Sheard
    2021-04-15 19:05:35 +1200
    Amy Bradshaw
    2021-04-15 16:09:50 +1200
    Maureen Samuel
    2021-04-15 12:00:52 +1200

    "This Pledge is from Praxis - Love your work!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-15 10:57:49 +1200

    "I have had two life changing stays at Ngatiawa. Thank you and God bless your Ministry"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-15 09:47:39 +1200
    BEVERLEY CHAPPELL
    2021-04-14 20:50:05 +1200

    "I look forward to a smooth ride on the drive way"

    Etienne Wain
    2021-04-14 13:30:41 +1200

    "I go up the driveway to see all of my friends:)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-14 13:13:02 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-14 13:09:29 +1200
    Hannah Morgan-Stone
    2021-04-14 07:15:27 +1200
    Dane Mcmillan
    2021-04-13 23:18:25 +1200
    Corinna Lines
    2021-04-13 17:18:34 +1200

    "I kinda like the look of the bishopmobile, but trying not to be venal..."

    Adam Kirby
    2021-04-13 15:09:28 +1200

    "Ngatiawa River Monastery is a wonderful place of spiritual, social and physical refreshment. It has long needed a renewed driveway and I am glad it is now happening. I am also happy to pledge some time to come and be part of a team to help make it happen and reduce the financial cost, if this will help."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-13 14:38:50 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-13 14:02:12 +1200
    Joe McGarry
    2021-04-13 12:58:43 +1200
    Chelsea Kirby
    2021-04-13 10:35:46 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-12 23:42:10 +1200
    Rob Baker
    2021-04-12 21:01:18 +1200
    Alex Johnston
    2021-04-12 11:04:38 +1200

    "Let's do this whanau!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-12 09:50:18 +1200

    "This is from our family. I will donate the shoulder ride to whichever member of the family is keen enough / light enough for the ngatiawa person to carry!"

    Followers 1

    Followers of Project Holey Drive – a new driveway for Ngatiawa River Monastery

    Project Holey Drive – A New Driveway For Ngatiawa River Monastery

    Project 2021-03-11 15:38:30 +1300

    Project Holey Drive – a new driveway for Ngatiawa River Monastery

     

    Ngatiawa is upgrading the driveway. It'll cost a whopping $134,850 – so we need your support to help us take the ‘e’ out of the holey drive.

     

    Ngatiawa River Monastery was born in the 1950's, as a Presbyterian youth 'Ngatiawa Camp', and had its rebirth 18 years ago when Justin and Jenny Duckworth bought the place with Tarsha Te Rure and started doing it up. It's a contemporary monastery that started on a prayer, and continues to run on koha, generosity, and miracles – literally! We are the 'motherhouse' of Urban Vision, a mission order in covenant with the Anglican Church. 

     

    main_house2.jpg

     

    Who / what is Ngatiawa?

    We are a community of prayer and hospitality, that makes supportive accommodation / retreat space available (both short and longterm) for those who wish to connect deeply with God and intentional community. We have a particular calling to people who wouldn't normally access this due to a lack of resource. We also host many community, youth and church groups, particularly in the weekends. We would love to keep showing hospitality at Ngatiawa.

     

    chapel_aiden.jpg

     

    However, our driveway has got to the point where you practically need a tractor to make it down! Even after many attempts at removing some of the worst potholes, it’s never anything that stands the test of time. So after 70 years, we hope to fix it once and for all. And so we turn to our friends! Our vision is that via crowdsourcing, we will get the word out even wider, to help pull in the funds so we can continue to welcome guests for the next 70 years.

     

    Ngatiawa is owned by 'Ngatiawa Retreat Trust' – a registered charity – so please email us at [email protected] , if you want a tax-deductible receipt for your donation.

     

    Pledging from overseas is easy using a credit card. If you'd rather do it with a bank transfer or with another method the friendly team at Pledgeme will help you out: [email protected] .

     

    Stage 1 of the project is to concrete ‘The slope.’ The estimate for this is $65,550. This section has become so bad that we're asking people to park above it and walk down. We're aiming for this to be completed by the end of 2021.

     

    Stage 2 is to chip seal the rest of the driveway. The quote we’ve received for this is $69,300. We're aiming to have this work completed by the end of 2023.

     

    We need your help! Our crowdfund goal is $20,000.

     

    It’s just a portion of what we need to complete the project, but we have to start somewhere. All of the money we receive will go direct to the driveway job, minus the $1300 PledgeMe fee. 

     

    We are also doing grant applications to a number of trusts, however there aren't many that help with infrastructure maintenance costs. So please support us!

     

    This can come in the form of

    • Money! Pledge and choose your prize on the right → 
    • Sharing this page on Facebook
    • Telling your friends & family
    • Emailing us if you know of a philanthropist or millionaire who loves Ngatiawa and wants to help!
    • Prayer – because we believe in a God that cares about even these kinds of details

     

    If you have any questions about the project, please email [email protected] or you can view more detailed information about the project and Ngatiawa Retreat Trust here.

     

    Thanks friends! We are so grateful for this opportunity to witness another Ngatiawa Miracle story xx

     

    Arohanui, 

    Stu on behalf of the Ngatiawa River Monastery whānau

     

    black_and_white_people.jpg

     

    PS. We are gonna throw an epic pizza party when this campaign ends, to celebrate! So let's go full hundy! 

    PPS. Go pledge your dosh over there! → 

     

    Comments

    Project Holey Drive Hits 10K!!!!!

    18/04/2021 at 12:01 PM

    Kia ora e te whānau,

    Woohoo! We are 2 weeks through our 4 week campaign and we've hit the 10K mark! Perfect!

    Thank you so much for pledging!! =)

    Please share this page with your networks! Here's the link to share:

    https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6832-project-holey-drive-a-new-driveway-for-ngatiawa-river-monastery

    If we don't hit the 20K mark, then no pledgers are obliged to follow through with their pledges. If we can get the word out to all those people who know and love Ngatiawa, I'm confident we'll hit our goal. This will be a huge step towards fixing our drive.

    If you have any questions or feedback please email:

    [email protected]

     

    Ngā mihi nui, Arohanui | With love, thanks so much,

     

    Stu on behalf of Ngatiawa River Monastry (& Ngatiawa Retreat Trust)

      Nat Tan
      2021-04-18 15:52:59 +1200

      "Sending love from Malaysia. I was at Ngati Awa twice during my study in Welly, and it left such an indelible impression on me. I have very special memories of the chapel, the yurt, the surrounding area. Praying you raise the required funds for the driveway!"

      Katherine
      2021-04-18 15:08:56 +1200
      Maureen Harte
      2021-04-18 14:10:38 +1200

      "Thanks and blessings to the Ngatiawa whanau ❤️"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-18 09:34:08 +1200
      Jimmy Luey
      2021-04-18 08:45:06 +1200

      "God bless"

      Billy Anastasiadis-Gray
      2021-04-17 20:08:23 +1200

      "We love you Ngatiawa!"

      Natalie A Keane
      2021-04-16 21:28:52 +1200

      "Wooohoooo another 70 years of Ngatiawa!! Yes please."

      Tabea Braun
      2021-04-15 22:01:32 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-15 21:54:59 +1200
      Maree Sheard
      2021-04-15 19:05:35 +1200
      Amy Bradshaw
      2021-04-15 16:09:50 +1200
      Maureen Samuel
      2021-04-15 12:00:52 +1200

      "This Pledge is from Praxis - Love your work!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-15 10:57:49 +1200

      "I have had two life changing stays at Ngatiawa. Thank you and God bless your Ministry"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-15 09:47:39 +1200
      BEVERLEY CHAPPELL
      2021-04-14 20:50:05 +1200

      "I look forward to a smooth ride on the drive way"

      Etienne Wain
      2021-04-14 13:30:41 +1200

      "I go up the driveway to see all of my friends:)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-14 13:13:02 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-14 13:09:29 +1200
      Hannah Morgan-Stone
      2021-04-14 07:15:27 +1200
      Dane Mcmillan
      2021-04-13 23:18:25 +1200
      Corinna Lines
      2021-04-13 17:18:34 +1200

      "I kinda like the look of the bishopmobile, but trying not to be venal..."

      Adam Kirby
      2021-04-13 15:09:28 +1200

      "Ngatiawa River Monastery is a wonderful place of spiritual, social and physical refreshment. It has long needed a renewed driveway and I am glad it is now happening. I am also happy to pledge some time to come and be part of a team to help make it happen and reduce the financial cost, if this will help."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-13 14:38:50 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-13 14:02:12 +1200
      Joe McGarry
      2021-04-13 12:58:43 +1200
      Chelsea Kirby
      2021-04-13 10:35:46 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-12 23:42:10 +1200
      Rob Baker
      2021-04-12 21:01:18 +1200
      Alex Johnston
      2021-04-12 11:04:38 +1200

      "Let's do this whanau!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-12 09:50:18 +1200

      "This is from our family. I will donate the shoulder ride to whichever member of the family is keen enough / light enough for the ngatiawa person to carry!"

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