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 even though we've hit the $20K goal, please still pledge (or donate)! If for some reason you'd rather donate directly to Ngatiawa, here are the details:

 

Ngatiawa Retreat Trust

06-0582-0244709-01

 

Include 'drive' as a reference.

 

We are a registered charity, so if you want a reciept for your pledge or your direct donation email [email protected]

 

"Let's take the 'e' out of the holey driveway".

 

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 4

Donate!

08/05/2021 at 2:34 PM

Kia ora,

Even though the Pledgeme campaign is over, we're still a long way off our goal of $134,850 to fix the driveway once and for all. You can donate directly to Ngatiawa Retreat Trust:

Ngatiawa Retreat Trust

06-0582-0244709-01

Include 'drive' as a reference.

We are a registered charity, so if you want a reciept for your donation, please email: [email protected]

=)

Rewards

08/05/2021 at 2:26 PM

Kia ora,

Once again, thanks so much!

Just a couple of things regarding the rewards for this campaign:

Pizza Party

There are two possible times we could do this.

1. Towards the end of this year we will re-concrete the steep section. We could have a party after this.

2. Realistically the project in it's entirety won't be complete until the end of 2022 at the earliest (probably 2023). We could celebrate when the whole thing is done:

Everyone is of course invited to the pizza party whenever we get round to having it. If you have a preference regarding sooner or later, please get in touch:  [email protected]

The current default position is that we'll celebrate when the whole thing is done!

Books

Gem and I are away from Ngatiawa until the end of August. I'm planning on sending out books to people when we return, as I don't have the books with me here (we're on sabbatical). If you'd like your books before then, please let me know (with the email above). I'll sort something out!

 

Ngā mihi nui e te whānau, we are so grateful!

 

Stu

(On behalf of Ngatiawa)

Thanks!

26/04/2021 at 11:47 AM

Kia ora,

Wow! We hit the 20K target way ahead of schedule! Thank you so much!!!

As exciting as it is to reach the target, the overall cost for us to properly fix the driveway is approximately $134,850. So please, if you haven't already, give our Pledgeme page a plug through your Facebook etc. (see the link below). The page is live for 5 more days.

And if you have any cool fundraising ideas for us, or know of any trusts we could apply to please email [email protected]

Once again, ngā mihi nui, thanks so much!

From left to right Isaac (who donated his time to make the video), Huia, Jessie-Lee (on Stu's shoulder), Stu, Gem (Trustees with Ngatiawa Retreat Trust), Baby Theodore and Archie

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 99

    Victoria Macann
    2021-04-05 09:49:35 +1200

    "Good luck everyone :) "

    Rachel Bruns
    2021-04-05 08:47:34 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-04 18:15:21 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-04 17:47:06 +1200
    Mishal Smyle
    2021-04-04 17:14:24 +1200

    "Here's to a smooth driveway experience and many many more people visiting Ngatiawa River Monastery!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-04 16:28:29 +1200

    "You guys are such a blessing"

    Josh & Emily
    2021-04-04 16:16:05 +1200

    "Happy to help with concrete if you need some hands. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-03 12:39:09 +1300
    Shane Caley
    2021-03-26 14:39:06 +1300

    "Wonderful people who are the first to help out in our community when needed. I remember the time they arrived en masse to help clean up after a neighbour's uninsured barn burnt down. This is my small way of saying thank you."

    Followers 3

    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 even though we've hit the $20K goal, please still pledge (or donate)! If for some reason you'd rather donate directly to Ngatiawa, here are the details:

     

    Ngatiawa Retreat Trust

    06-0582-0244709-01

     

    Include 'drive' as a reference.

     

    We are a registered charity, so if you want a reciept for your pledge or your direct donation email [email protected]

     

    "Let's take the 'e' out of the holey driveway".

     

    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

    Donate!

    08/05/2021 at 2:34 PM

    Kia ora,

    Even though the Pledgeme campaign is over, we're still a long way off our goal of $134,850 to fix the driveway once and for all. You can donate directly to Ngatiawa Retreat Trust:

    Ngatiawa Retreat Trust

    06-0582-0244709-01

    Include 'drive' as a reference.

    We are a registered charity, so if you want a reciept for your donation, please email: [email protected]

    =)

    Rewards

    08/05/2021 at 2:26 PM

    Kia ora,

    Once again, thanks so much!

    Just a couple of things regarding the rewards for this campaign:

    Pizza Party

    There are two possible times we could do this.

    1. Towards the end of this year we will re-concrete the steep section. We could have a party after this.

    2. Realistically the project in it's entirety won't be complete until the end of 2022 at the earliest (probably 2023). We could celebrate when the whole thing is done:

    Everyone is of course invited to the pizza party whenever we get round to having it. If you have a preference regarding sooner or later, please get in touch:  [email protected]

    The current default position is that we'll celebrate when the whole thing is done!

    Books

    Gem and I are away from Ngatiawa until the end of August. I'm planning on sending out books to people when we return, as I don't have the books with me here (we're on sabbatical). If you'd like your books before then, please let me know (with the email above). I'll sort something out!

     

    Ngā mihi nui e te whānau, we are so grateful!

     

    Stu

    (On behalf of Ngatiawa)

    Thanks!

    26/04/2021 at 11:47 AM

    Kia ora,

    Wow! We hit the 20K target way ahead of schedule! Thank you so much!!!

    As exciting as it is to reach the target, the overall cost for us to properly fix the driveway is approximately $134,850. So please, if you haven't already, give our Pledgeme page a plug through your Facebook etc. (see the link below). The page is live for 5 more days.

    And if you have any cool fundraising ideas for us, or know of any trusts we could apply to please email [email protected]

    Once again, ngā mihi nui, thanks so much!

    From left to right Isaac (who donated his time to make the video), Huia, Jessie-Lee (on Stu's shoulder), Stu, Gem (Trustees with Ngatiawa Retreat Trust), Baby Theodore and Archie

    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)

      Victoria Macann
      2021-04-05 09:49:35 +1200

      "Good luck everyone :) "

      Rachel Bruns
      2021-04-05 08:47:34 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-04 18:15:21 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-04 17:47:06 +1200
      Mishal Smyle
      2021-04-04 17:14:24 +1200

      "Here's to a smooth driveway experience and many many more people visiting Ngatiawa River Monastery!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-04 16:28:29 +1200

      "You guys are such a blessing"

      Josh & Emily
      2021-04-04 16:16:05 +1200

      "Happy to help with concrete if you need some hands. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-03 12:39:09 +1300
      Shane Caley
      2021-03-26 14:39:06 +1300

      "Wonderful people who are the first to help out in our community when needed. I remember the time they arrived en masse to help clean up after a neighbour's uninsured barn burnt down. This is my small way of saying thank you."

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

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