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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
:

PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (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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First Years at Hokianga 1827- 1836 - Wesley Historical Society





                                                  
             Toil and Adversity at Whangaroa


The early history of the Methodist Mission is of interest to all students of the Maori people and of the development of the Dominion in its first formative years. It played a part, second only to that of the Anglican Mission, as a civilising force, familiarising the native people with Christian ideals, preparing them for the acceptance of British rule, and, at a critical hour, when the acceptance of the Treaty of Waitangi was in doubt, casting its full weight on the side of the Crown.