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The Methodist Connexional Office is located at:

Weteriana House
50 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch 8053

Postal address
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PO Box 931, Christchurch 8140

P. (03) 366 6049   I   0800 266 639

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June 2008

Pasifika churches deliver stay safe message
To many people, the Accident Compensation Corporation is a faceless bureaucracy but last month it became the theme for a Pacific cultural evening that attracted several thousand people to the TelstraClear Pacific events centre in Manukau. Late last year seven Pacific Island trusts and church groups entered into contracts with ACC to educate their communities about how to prevent injuries and how to get help from ACC if injuries occur.
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Webmaster wants more Methodists on-line
The Methodist Church of New Zealand’s new webmaster, Alec Utting, wants parishes and other groups within the Connexion to make better use of the Church’s website. Alec has prepared an ‘Introductory Guide’ to help people set up their own webpages. Read more....

Clear lines of authority, strong ministry training the aims of restructuring proposal
By Paul Titus
Imaginative and empowered leaders working within clear lines of oversight is the goal of a proposed restructuring of the Methodist Church put forward by Board of Ministry commissioner John Hinchcliff.
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Church leaders put fate of poor and vulnerable on election agenda
Church leaders from the Anglican, Baptist, Catholic, Methodist, Presbyterian and Salvation Army churches are supporting a programme to raise public awareness of issues of social justice and compassion in Aotearoa New Zealand in the run up to this year’s election.
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Rainbow signals hope for the submerged
Review of ‘Aniwaniwa’ by Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena at City Gallery Wellington
By Rev Mark Gibson
I recently had the luxury of a free morning to explore downtown Wellington. With so many choices what does one do? "Let’s go to the City Gallery" I suggested to my companion. We were hardly in the front door before I was drawn into the exhibition ‘Aniwaniwa’ by contemporary Maori artists Brett Graham and Rachael Rakena.
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Church faces tricky decisions over forest investment
In 1994 the Methodist Church’s Prince Albert College Trust purchased a farming property at Willowford in the foothills of Hawkes Bay’s Kaweka Ranges. It invested in planting a 300 hectare Pinus Radiata forest together with small areas of macrocarpa and eucalyptus.
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Anglicans approve Methodist-Anglican covenant
The General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa NZ has approved a proposed covenant between the Methodist and Anglican Churches. The covenant commits the two churches to work toward closer relations within the search for the visible unity of the church.
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Kiwi writer gives green tone to hymn conference
By Paul Titus

The world’s largest hymn conference will culminate with a festival of ‘green’ hymns organised by New Zealand Methodist hymn writer Rev Bill Wallace. The theme of the closing festival is The Greening of Hymnody and it will explore how hymns promote positive or negative attitudes to the eco-system. Read more....

Plans afoot for walk to save the planet
A group of church people is taking steps to organise a hikoi to raise awareness about the state of the global environment and the need to heal ourselves, our communities, and creation. The idea for a ‘Walk for the Planet’ grew out of discussions on global warming and the greening of the church at the Methodist Church’s South Island School of Theology in March.
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Ko e Faka'ehi'ehi mo e Kumi Tokoni meihe ACC
Na'e tataki 'ehe Palesiteni 'o e Potungaue 'a Fafine Tonga 'o e Siasi Metotisi Seini Filial mo e Kulupu Kakai Fefine meihe Vahenga Ngaue Metotisi Tonga 'o 'Aokalani-Manukau 'a e ngaahi Faiva, Maau, Hiva mo e Lea meihe ngaahi matakali Pasifiki kehekehe he po Tokonaki 3 'o Me' 'i he SenitdTesltra-Clear'iManukau, taia nefakatefua ai ha kakai nai toko toluafe.
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