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February 2021
A Family in God who are followers of Christ

Identity Building & Historical Obligations

by The Reverend Jay Ruka

Embedded in Te Tiriti O Waitangi is a hope for a shared vision of relationship and mutual flourishing between Tangata Whenua and Tangata Tiriti. That hope has been inspired by Te Rongopai. Therefore, to honour Te Tiriti is to honour the dream God has for Aotearoa New Zealand.
If we look closely, we can see the fingerprints of the divine in Te Tiriti. We can see a thread of providence through a series of historical moments. But saying that these are inspired or divine is not to say they are perfect; far from it. The treaty is a document chaperoned by mixed intentions. Some of these intentions were positively influenced by the gospel >>> CONTINUE READING


Community Lunch  & World Prayer Day   

In November and December we featured the wonderful mahi Blythe Cody and her fantastic team were doing putting together the Hamilton Community Christmas Lunch.
The lunch was a huge success. A record number of people – more than 300 – enjoyed the sumptuous Christmas spread and, perhaps more importantly, connected with people, enjoying the gift of fellowship on what can be a lonely day for many.
Included in the tally were more than 60 volunteers who cooked, served, washed dishes and even sang – giving up their time to make sure  >>> CONTINUE READING

Spotlight on Archbishop Philip

One of Archbishop Philip Richardson's strongest memories is carrying the body of a little girl down to the edge of a river in India, so she could be cremated.
Because of her size and weight he thought she was five or six years old. She was 12. Malnutrition had taken its toll. The situation "shocked and angered" him, he says  >>> CONTINUE READING

The Lenten Season

February 17 this year is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season is one of the two major periods of preparation in our calendar (Advent of course being the other). It presents us with the chance to examine and strengthen our faith as we prepare for Easter CONTINUE READING >>>

Learning Te Reo  

Increasing our knowledge and everyday use of te reo Māori is an easy way we can all honour Te Tiriti O Waitangi.  Say a cheery mōrena when out for a walk, praise someone’s efforts with a congratulatory ka pai or begin your next email with a Māori greeting.
There are so many fantastic resources available to begin or further your reo journey – and lots of them are free or very affordable  >>>CONTINUE READING

Raising the Bar

On January the 25th new Anglican legislation came into force replacing the old Title D. The new Title D is broken into six Canons that:
  • describe the standard of behaviour for ministers and office bearers;
  • establish a new independent commission to hear complaints;  
  • and outline the process for dealing with complaints.

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