The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Christchurch 8053

Postal address

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

T. (03) 366 6049   I. 0800 266 639

Please phone our main line (as above) and at the prompt either dial '0' to speak to Reception or enter an extension number. FOR A LIST OF EXTENSIONS CLICK HERE

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Caring For Our People Manaakitia Tatou Tangata

Malo e lelei! Talofa lava! Bula! Goeie dag! Greetings! Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa!

The people called Methodist accept the challenge to do our utmost to Care for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata: ethically, morally, spiritually and legally. Through our active commitment to ensuring our parishioners, our employees, our volunteers, our Presbyters, Deacons and Lay Ministry, our clients and tenants, etc... Our People a Tatou Tangata, are safe, we will continuously look for opportunities to improve our methods and ways whilst still holding fast to our Methodist ethos.

Welcome to the page where health and safety information is available for you to help Care for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata.



Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice 

  Unfortunately, it looks like we are in this for the long haul

CLICK HERE to view advice regarding the Coronavirus 

CLICK HERE for Resources to Sustain 

Incident Reporting
Incident reporting, incident investigation, and incident registers. It is all a simple process to help us track what accidents and mishaps happen and see if we can't stop them happening again. 

Incident reporting is in addition to any insurance liability reporting process.

      CLICK HERE to go to the Incident Reporting Process
      CLICK HERE to fill out an Incident Report

Asbestos Management

  The Methodist Church of New Zealand has a simple 3 stage asbestos management plan for everyone, and Stage 1 should be completed now if you haven't done yours already! 

The aim of asbestos management planning is to ensure that we don't activate an asbestos risk; that we don't make asbestos dust that puts people at long term risk. 
Remember to send your completed asbestos management stages through to the national register via

      CLICK HERE to go to the Asbestos Management page
      New Stage 1 Asbestos Management Plan - CLICK HERE!

Emergency Response Plans


An emergency response plan is the "who does what" if something happens. Such as fire, earthquake, accident and so on.
Most of our buildings will also require an evacuation scheme approved by Fire and Emergency NZ, and we need to hold regular evacuation drills.
All templates have been updated to align with the Fire and Emergency NZ Evacuation Regulations 2018.

      CLICK HERE to go to the 3 step process for your emergency response plan, and all the templates you need.
      CLICK HERE to see the new "Escape/Hide/Tell, Shelter in Place" flip chart  


Other Forms

Until such time as full guidelines are written, various forms shall be stored here as they are made available. Until the guidelines are written, the forms are available with only the instruction that is contained within them.

Please contact Trudy if you need any other forms or if you require further information on what is available.

      CLICK HERE for more information

Current Caring for Our People Manaakitia a Tatou Tangata Programme

 January-March 2020

      Crisis Management - protecting our people in extreme situations. Using the COVID-19 as a driver.
•      A drive to have every Methodist titled property confirmed as being managed for asbestos
•      Synod days - introducing synod members to the obligations of the Health and Safety Act, and showing them they don't have to reinvent the wheel to do it


If you have queries on any of the above, or questions specific to your location, please contact:

Trudy Downes
Health and Safety Coordinator

for The Methodist Church of New Zealand Te Haahi Weteriana o Aotearoa.
Mob: 027 457 4196