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Minister’s Blog

Farewell – e noho ra

Ka pu te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi The old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing It would be so much easier and more to our inclination if in January Neil and I could just quietly head down the road.  Who likes goodbyes, especially goodbyes with a lot of fuss.   The little 2-year old whose picture I [...]

By |December 2nd, 2019|

An Act of Human Courage

Moemoeātia te moemoeā engari whakatīnanahia Dream the dream but achieve it also * * * * * You’re not trying hard enough. Sorry. Please save your praise, we don’t want it. Don’t invite us here to tell us how inspiring we are without doing anything about it. It doesn’t lead to anything. Greta Thunberg to the US Senate * * [...]

By |September 30th, 2019|


Aroha mai, aroha atu Kindness received, kindness given Kindness is a way of life and a treasure beyond all else. Another whakatauki reads: Ahakoa he iti he pounamu Even though it is small it is a treasure A small act of kindness proliferates into more of the same. It grows in the person who gives it, becoming in them more [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|

We are Whanaunga

Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tupuna In your heart lie the treasures of your ancestors As people of biblical faith, we have a foundation that is not in fact the mainstream of the world-view called “Western”.  Drawing on the traditions of the Hebrew ancestry, and interpreted and deepened by the teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, our foundational [...]

By |March 1st, 2019|
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