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Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

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PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

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February 2005

‘Change or vanish’ youth tell church
By Paul Titus
Last month’s landmark youth conference had a blunt message for the Methodist Church of NZ: draw on the energy and creativity of your young people or you will disappear.
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Tsunami strengthens Auckland-Sri Lanka ties
The presence of a Sri Lankan community in Auckland enabled local Methodists to make a direct contribution to the relief effort in the aftermath of the tsunami.
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Churches' SE Asia links help target aid
Christian World Service (CWS) thanks New Zealand churches for their overwhelming support for the victims of the Asian tsunamis. “We have been heartened by the outpouring of generosity and concern for people in the region,” says CWS national director Jonathan Fletcher.
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Defunct budgeting service bone of contention
By Paul Titus
Methodist Mission Northern was in the glare of a media spotlight over the Christmas period. In its December 18 issue NZ Listener published an article that alleged the Mission has tried to cover up fraud in its former budgeting service and avoid compensating victims of that fraud.
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Mission seeks private partner for aged care facilities
Methodist Mission Northern is exploring the possibility of selling the business of running its three Auckland residential facilities for older people to a private company. MMN proposes to retain ownership of the facilities but lease them out to the new owner of the operating businesses...
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Christmas blaze cautionary tale
A potentially disastrous Boxing Day fire at St Stephens Methodist Church in Tauranga is a reminder to congregations to make sure their safety measures are up-to-date.
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Inter-faith dialogue key to regional peace
A delegation of 10 New Zealanders from different religious backgrounds travelled to Indonesia in December to take part in an inter-faith dialogue aimed at fostering cooperation and countering religious extremism in the Asia-Pacific.
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Beef stock chipped in for Dargaville church
By Hazel Simpkin
The Mount Wesley Methodist (Farm) Trust Minute Book of the Dargaville Circuit records a somewhat unusual moneymaking effort by a band of hardworking members of the church.
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