The Ballad of The Great NZ Trek

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The Ballad Of The Great NZ Trek

Project 2013-09-30 03:46:29 +1300


Adventure. Drama. Romance. Tragedy. Comedy. Poetry. An Epic.


Get 160 horses, 100 walkers, 50 bikers, and 60 volunteers to travel the length of New Zealand and see what happens...
My name is Trisha Fisk, I am an artist living at Whangarei Heads. Over the last eight years I have been involved with the Great New Zealand Trek which is ride a horse, bike or walk from the North Cape to Bluff, a bit each year, all in aid of research into Multiple Sclerosis.
There have been huge adventures, laughs, and dramas on the journey as well as heartwarming stories from MS sufferers, and researchers about how the Trek is helping. For one of the trek "talent quest" nights, I wrote a ballad about goings on during the event, and this has grown into a truly epic tale over the eight years it has taken to complete the North Island. 

As a result of interest from fellow trekkers, I plan to  publish The Ballad as a fund raiser for MS and am looking for help with initial printing costs. The book is a mix of photos of our stunning country and ballad text with cartoon images dropped into them  to illustrate the crazy goings on.Its a fun story with real people and its all true. Well most of it. Help get it to print.

Working in association with The Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust.

www. greatnewzealandtrek.org.nz 

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06/12/2013 at 5:41 AM

Many thanks to all you pledgers. Awesome effort, and you make me and the Great NZ Trek proud. 

However we needed to reach $3000 to cover an initial print run of 200 books. The interest from trekkers was way down on what had been indicated on the last stage when a forest of hands went up. Perhaps the computer/Pledgeme thing was too tricky for ancient trekkers.

But the book is good. We still want to make it happen. And we are sure once trekkers see it they will want one.

It was an epic journey and has made an epic tale. Will just have to reconsider our options for funding it.

But thanks again for your support.

All the best

Trisha Fisk


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    Pledgers 36

    Val Baker
    2013-11-30 14:11:49 +1300
    Jan Ferguson
    2013-11-30 08:52:38 +1300
    Eileen Young
    2013-11-29 15:56:31 +1300
    Eileen Young
    2013-11-29 15:53:56 +1300
    Eileen Young
    2013-11-29 15:51:48 +1300
    Eileen Young
    2013-11-29 15:41:52 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-11-29 12:25:04 +1300
    Rae O'Hara
    2013-11-28 18:48:07 +1300
    Laurie & Ann Franks
    2013-11-28 17:30:34 +1300
    Sue Dorrington
    2013-11-28 14:12:12 +1300
    Nikki Steens
    2013-11-28 13:35:03 +1300
    Heather Whiting
    2013-11-27 09:54:53 +1300
    Avril Proud
    2013-11-26 15:59:02 +1300
    Gay Noyer
    2013-11-20 13:01:44 +1300
    Awhi Oakley
    2013-11-20 08:51:47 +1300
    Christine Fryer
    2013-11-16 14:48:02 +1300
    Sally Clarkson
    2013-11-11 11:05:43 +1300
    Shirley Dobson
    2013-11-07 14:10:03 +1300
    Melinda Bennett
    2013-11-06 19:56:43 +1300
    Marco lausberg
    2013-11-06 18:55:52 +1300
    Gina Corrigan
    2013-11-06 18:33:12 +1300
    Sharon Limmer
    2013-10-30 20:52:28 +1300
    Sho'anna Linton
    2013-10-28 09:29:36 +1300
    Jeremy Carpendale
    2013-10-27 13:10:39 +1300
    MARYANNE BELL
    2013-10-26 17:15:50 +1300
    Lynette Herbke
    2013-10-25 17:41:47 +1300
    Bo Patel
    2013-10-25 17:30:29 +1300
    James Baker
    2013-10-25 13:25:16 +1300
    David & Kirsty Powell
    2013-10-25 09:47:58 +1300
    Ann Anderson
    2013-10-25 07:53:33 +1300

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    The Ballad Of The Great NZ Trek

    Project 2013-09-30 03:46:29 +1300


    Adventure. Drama. Romance. Tragedy. Comedy. Poetry. An Epic.


    Get 160 horses, 100 walkers, 50 bikers, and 60 volunteers to travel the length of New Zealand and see what happens...
    My name is Trisha Fisk, I am an artist living at Whangarei Heads. Over the last eight years I have been involved with the Great New Zealand Trek which is ride a horse, bike or walk from the North Cape to Bluff, a bit each year, all in aid of research into Multiple Sclerosis.
    There have been huge adventures, laughs, and dramas on the journey as well as heartwarming stories from MS sufferers, and researchers about how the Trek is helping. For one of the trek "talent quest" nights, I wrote a ballad about goings on during the event, and this has grown into a truly epic tale over the eight years it has taken to complete the North Island. 

    As a result of interest from fellow trekkers, I plan to  publish The Ballad as a fund raiser for MS and am looking for help with initial printing costs. The book is a mix of photos of our stunning country and ballad text with cartoon images dropped into them  to illustrate the crazy goings on.Its a fun story with real people and its all true. Well most of it. Help get it to print.

    Working in association with The Great New Zealand Trek Charitable Trust.

    www. greatnewzealandtrek.org.nz 

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Thanks for your support

    06/12/2013 at 5:41 AM

    Many thanks to all you pledgers. Awesome effort, and you make me and the Great NZ Trek proud. 

    However we needed to reach $3000 to cover an initial print run of 200 books. The interest from trekkers was way down on what had been indicated on the last stage when a forest of hands went up. Perhaps the computer/Pledgeme thing was too tricky for ancient trekkers.

    But the book is good. We still want to make it happen. And we are sure once trekkers see it they will want one.

    It was an epic journey and has made an epic tale. Will just have to reconsider our options for funding it.

    But thanks again for your support.

    All the best

    Trisha Fisk


    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Val Baker
      2013-11-30 14:11:49 +1300
      Jan Ferguson
      2013-11-30 08:52:38 +1300
      Eileen Young
      2013-11-29 15:56:31 +1300
      Eileen Young
      2013-11-29 15:53:56 +1300
      Eileen Young
      2013-11-29 15:51:48 +1300
      Eileen Young
      2013-11-29 15:41:52 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-11-29 12:25:04 +1300
      Rae O'Hara
      2013-11-28 18:48:07 +1300
      Laurie & Ann Franks
      2013-11-28 17:30:34 +1300
      Sue Dorrington
      2013-11-28 14:12:12 +1300
      Nikki Steens
      2013-11-28 13:35:03 +1300
      Heather Whiting
      2013-11-27 09:54:53 +1300
      Avril Proud
      2013-11-26 15:59:02 +1300
      Gay Noyer
      2013-11-20 13:01:44 +1300
      Awhi Oakley
      2013-11-20 08:51:47 +1300
      Christine Fryer
      2013-11-16 14:48:02 +1300
      Sally Clarkson
      2013-11-11 11:05:43 +1300
      Shirley Dobson
      2013-11-07 14:10:03 +1300
      Melinda Bennett
      2013-11-06 19:56:43 +1300
      Marco lausberg
      2013-11-06 18:55:52 +1300
      Gina Corrigan
      2013-11-06 18:33:12 +1300
      Sharon Limmer
      2013-10-30 20:52:28 +1300
      Sho'anna Linton
      2013-10-28 09:29:36 +1300
      Jeremy Carpendale
      2013-10-27 13:10:39 +1300
      MARYANNE BELL
      2013-10-26 17:15:50 +1300
      Lynette Herbke
      2013-10-25 17:41:47 +1300
      Bo Patel
      2013-10-25 17:30:29 +1300
      James Baker
      2013-10-25 13:25:16 +1300
      David & Kirsty Powell
      2013-10-25 09:47:58 +1300
      Ann Anderson
      2013-10-25 07:53:33 +1300

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