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 77

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-21 20:34:36 +1200
    Nadine Martin
    2021-04-21 15:35:29 +1200
    Arty Jen
    2021-04-21 13:17:46 +1200

    "I look forward to driving down the drive again. Love from jeanette"

    Lauryn
    2021-04-21 12:01:58 +1200

    "Driveway be blessed!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-21 09:22:50 +1200

    "With love and prayers for success"

    Manu Ward
    2021-04-20 22:27:56 +1200

    "You guys are awesome!! Hope you make your target!! Looking forward to that Pizza party. Love to yas! xox Anna + Manu"

    Sarah Haynes
    2021-04-20 20:52:22 +1200

    "Yes to smooth drives to see pals!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-20 13:05:47 +1200

    "Thankful to Ngatiawa for the space they provided me with a couple years back. God blesS !"

    Kat Macann
    2021-04-20 10:23:00 +1200
    Elise Ranck
    2021-04-20 09:36:02 +1200

    "Go team! Love youse a hole lot ;)"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-20 07:40:27 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-19 20:45:14 +1200
    Jamie Sims
    2021-04-19 16:09:21 +1200

    "We love your space, and it has been a blessing to us many times. We really back your mission, so here's to backing your mission. And pizza."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-19 15:25:22 +1200
    Neele Havekost
    2021-04-19 09:39:31 +1200

    "For this lovley community. Hope I can visit you one day again. Sending regrads from Germany ;) Former assistant from Larche kapiti (2015)"

    Heike Linska
    2021-04-19 08:55:04 +1200

    "Kia ora te whanau, I am happy to help with the drive. Love & blessings to all of you!!! Heike"

    Michelle Miller
    2021-04-19 07:14:06 +1200

    "We love you!! Ngatiawa was our "home base" on sabbatical and we enjoyed deep communion and spiritual nourishment with you."

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-18 21:03:59 +1200
    Andrea
    2021-04-18 20:01:54 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-04-18 19:45:04 +1200
    Rob Whelan
    2021-04-18 19:16:25 +1200
    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

    Followers 2

    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)

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-21 20:34:36 +1200
      Nadine Martin
      2021-04-21 15:35:29 +1200
      Arty Jen
      2021-04-21 13:17:46 +1200

      "I look forward to driving down the drive again. Love from jeanette"

      Lauryn
      2021-04-21 12:01:58 +1200

      "Driveway be blessed!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-21 09:22:50 +1200

      "With love and prayers for success"

      Manu Ward
      2021-04-20 22:27:56 +1200

      "You guys are awesome!! Hope you make your target!! Looking forward to that Pizza party. Love to yas! xox Anna + Manu"

      Sarah Haynes
      2021-04-20 20:52:22 +1200

      "Yes to smooth drives to see pals!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-20 13:05:47 +1200

      "Thankful to Ngatiawa for the space they provided me with a couple years back. God blesS !"

      Kat Macann
      2021-04-20 10:23:00 +1200
      Elise Ranck
      2021-04-20 09:36:02 +1200

      "Go team! Love youse a hole lot ;)"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-20 07:40:27 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-19 20:45:14 +1200
      Jamie Sims
      2021-04-19 16:09:21 +1200

      "We love your space, and it has been a blessing to us many times. We really back your mission, so here's to backing your mission. And pizza."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-19 15:25:22 +1200
      Neele Havekost
      2021-04-19 09:39:31 +1200

      "For this lovley community. Hope I can visit you one day again. Sending regrads from Germany ;) Former assistant from Larche kapiti (2015)"

      Heike Linska
      2021-04-19 08:55:04 +1200

      "Kia ora te whanau, I am happy to help with the drive. Love & blessings to all of you!!! Heike"

      Michelle Miller
      2021-04-19 07:14:06 +1200

      "We love you!! Ngatiawa was our "home base" on sabbatical and we enjoyed deep communion and spiritual nourishment with you."

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-18 21:03:59 +1200
      Andrea
      2021-04-18 20:01:54 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-04-18 19:45:04 +1200
      Rob Whelan
      2021-04-18 19:16:25 +1200
      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

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