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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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November 2006

Church and community join police blitz against drugs
By Paul Titus
When Rev Leatuao Larry Tupa’i Samuel took over as the minister of St Luke’s Methodist Church and Peoples Centre in Northcote he literally had to fight to gain control of his church property. Criminals had taken over the church grounds to sell and use drugs and...
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New course delves into history and practice of Methodism
Students of theology, lay preachers, worship leaders and aspiring ministers now have a practical way to study the ideas and history of Methodism in their own homes.
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Presbyterians adopt strict rules for ordination
By Julia Stuart
The tension was palpable as the 2006 Presbyterian General Assembly re-convened for the ‘sexuality’ debate, described in the day’s agenda as ‘Barrier Act matter: Standards of Leadership’. The hall at St Kentigern College in Pakuranga, was packed, and the public and media were restlessly attentive.
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Tamaki rohe carries Weteriana tradition into modern urban life
By Paul Titus
The Tamaki rohe plays a unique role in the life of Te Hahi Weteriana. Encompassing greater Auckland, it is Te Taha Maori’s only fully urban district. And because the Methodist Church has offices in the city, a number of Tamaki rohe’s members serve on important Connexional boards and committees.
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Whakatuora Centre – a place to stand for Maori Methodists
Though it is neither a church nor a marae, Whakatuora embodies some of the spiritual dimensions of both.
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Tamaki young people learn cultural, religious ropes
A mix of fun, discipline, and education is formula Te Taha Maori uses in its work with young people. Keita Hotere is Te Taha Maori's national rangatahi worker for and her twin sister Marama Hotere is the rangatahi co-ordinator for the Tamaki rohe.
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In memoriam Walter Hadlee (1915-2006)
By Rev Fred Baker
In the tributes that flowed following the death of Walter Hadlee, his contribution to cricket as a player and later as an administrator featured highly and rightly so.
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