Annual Conference of Te Haahi Weteriana
The governing body of the Methodist Church of New Zealand is the Annual Conference. Its decisions are final and binding upon both the ordained and lay members of the Church.
The purpose of the Conference is educational, inspirational and fraternal. It aims for a wider dissemination of interest in the affairs of World Methodism. It promotes a sense of unity among Methodist people and others with close links to Methodism. Convened by the World Methodist Council every five years, each Conference is composed of delegates named by their churches, accredited visitors and the 500 members of the World Methodist Council. The World Methodist Conference does not exercise oversight over national or state Methodist Conferences.
Most recent World Methodist Conferences:
- 2006 - Seoul, Korea
- 2001 - Brighton, England
- 1996 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 1991 - Republic of Singapore
- 1986 - Nairobi, Kenya
- 1981 - Honolulu, Hawaii
- 1976 - Dublin, Ireland
- 1971 - Denver, Colorado
- 1966 - London, England