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Tuesday 21 June 2016

In May we conducted a survey to help us find out what each of our churches thinks about Presbyterian Church communications. Thank you to the 304 people from our 400 Presbyterian and Uniting parishes who filled in the survey – it was very pleasing to get such a big response. You can read a summary of the survey results.

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Monday 30 May 2016

Love Reaches Out art and writing competition is an initiative of Kids Friendly and Family Works.  Children are invited to creatively explore this year’s theme of "LOVE IN ACTION". 

Open to children & young people with the Presbyterian Church, Family Works or Presbyterian Schools.

Submit painting, drawing, sculpture, poem or story. There are prizes to be won! Entries close 26 August 2016.

See Kids Friendly for more information and entry form

This year we’ve also created five...

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Monday 30 May 2016

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Thursday 12 May 2016

Presbyterian Support New Zealand is inviting applications from parishes for grants from the Tindall Foundation.

Application material may be viewed or downloaded from the Presbyterian Support website, and applications close on Friday, 26 June 2016.

Presbyterian Support New Zealand (PSNZ) is a Faith Funding Manager and provides funding to community and social service organisations throughout New Zealand in the area of Supporting Families and Social Services. The Tindall Foundation allocates money to Presbyterian Support to distribute to qualifying initiatives...

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Monday 02 May 2016

The Presbyterian Church’s Global Mission has contributed financially to a visit to Aotearoa New Zealand by the Rev Socratez Yoman, West Papuan human rights defender.

From 8 and 20 May the Rev Socratez Yoman will meet with politicians, students, human rights groups, Church leaders, iwi representatives and officials and also address public meetings in nine centres: Auckland, Napier, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, Timaru, Dunedin, Tauranga and New Plymouth. See more, including dates and times of public meetings, at:...

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Tuesday 19 April 2016

Read below or download a pdf of the Anzac Day (25 April 2016) message, “Dead Poets Speak“ from the Rt Rev Andrew Norton, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand. Please share this message through your networks. 

Dead Poets Speak...

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Thursday 24 March 2016

Happy Easter everyone. Assembly Office will be closed from 5pm Thursday 24 March reopening 8am Wednesday 30 March. See staff contacts for anything urgent during this time http://www.presbyterian.org.nz/…/cont…/assembly-service-team ...

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Thursday 10 March 2016

We are interested in feedback from all groups within Presbyterian and Uniting parishes - ministers, elders, members, youth pastors, family workers, members and others - about the usefulness of Church communications like our website, Bush Telegraph and Spanz.

Your feedback will help us understand what is working well with our communications, and what areas we need to work on to ensure that our efforts better meet the needs of church leaders and members.

We invite you to take this online survey, which will take about 5 minutes to complete.

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Wednesday 02 March 2016

In his Easter message to the Church, Moderator, the Rt Rev Andrew Norton, reminds us that "death is not the final word - life is!" Andrew's message has been sent to all parishes, so look for it in your parish bulletin or service, or read the Easter message here.

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Thursday 25 February 2016

Christian World Service has launched an appeal for Fiji after Cyclone Winston caused widespread destruction. The death toll has reached 42 and continues to rise. Many more have been injured, and government authorities report that more than 13,000 people are sheltering in evacuation centres.

Read more or give to the appeal here.

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