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 Synod at Hamilton - 8th March 2019
 Synod met for first meeting of the year at Tamahere Eventide Village.
Ministerial Synod met lunch time, Full Synod started with dinner together.
Devotions were lead by David McGeorge

District Superintendent Susan piad tribute to Eric Russell as Webmaster, Synod Organist, and long time Synod member.
He & Wendy were wished well for their shift to Wellington.

Alilia shared the Youth Report and encouraged Parishes to talk to their youth aboutEaster Camp- Freequency 18-22 April 2019.
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Terry Kehely presented District Property report with the good news that upgrading of both Te Puke and Wesley Hall, Tauranga, had been completed. He was presented with a gift in appreciation of his oversight and involvement of both projects which have been very time consuming.
Lindsay Cumberpatch, chairperson of Hamilton Methodist Church Trust, talked to Synod about the Trust & the support that the Trust offers within the Waikato area was affirmed.
 Inductions February 2019 
4th February
Alisa Lasi
Hamilton East
5th February
Tau Lasi
7th February
Lorelle Chapman
Taupo Union
8th February
Neti Petaia

Gifts of Ministry at Rotorua Induction

Gifts of Ministry at Morrinsville Induction

 Synod at Tauranga - 30th November 2018

Synod met at St Stephen's Church in Tauranga, in the sunny Bay of Plenty on 30th November 2018. 

The Tauranga-based Silver Singers sang several pieces of lovely music.



Farewells & Acknowledgements

Vonnie Keightly (past Co Synod Superintendent), Catherine Hodges left her role at Methodist City Action, Ray Bloomfield retired from his position as hospital chaplain at Rotorua, Bryce Herbert (Te Awamutu, 50 years since ordination), Veitomoni Suifanga is moving to Rangiora to his first appointment.
Andrew Doubleday (President-Elect 2020-2022), Edwin Talaki (Vice-President-Elect 2020-2022).
Alison Molineux will be living in the district and hopes to see members sometimes in the future. Anne Preston is moving to the Christchurch North Methodist Parish. Ieremia and Matila Amani were wished well as they move to a Samoan-speaking congregation in Auckland. Hui Young Han has grown in confidence in ministry, has brought her many skills along with her lovely singing voice.

St Paul's Church, London Street, Hamilton will be moved to Te Kowhai in January 2019.


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