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Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

The message Fijians can’t escape

“How can we say we are saved – if our women and children are not safe?” Night after night, Fijian church leaders are asking the country’s TV watchers and moviegoers that question.
• See it for yourself - the church leaders' video  

Maniava rebuild gets under way

When Cyclone Winston hit Maniava this February, 80 percent of its homes were destroyed. Now, at last, the rebuild has begun.

Kia kaha, kids. Stay strong.

When the earthquakes slammed Marlborough and North Canterbury, the Strandz team decided to send a little something for the kids. 

Tell him what you see

This Sunday we hear a less confident cry from John the Baptist in prison: Ask the Lord for me, 'Are you the hoped for Messiah?'

Training the young storm troopers

This year's TYE is underway in Suva - and the young people are learning to become agents in the battle against climate change, and troops against the storms, when they do strike.

+Wellington ordains in Hope

With Wellington Cathedral closed due to a neighbouring quake-damaged building, the diocese had to scramble to relocate its November ordinations, with only 2 weeks to go.

Fresh Expressions on the rise

The Fresh Expressions movement is gathering momentum in the UK, despite its detractors, reports Pat Ashworth.

Can deception ever be life-giving?

Can telling lies ever be good? Even God-ordained? You bet, says Vicki Sykes - and she can cite the scriptures to prove it.
• Vicki Sykes' sermon - unedited  

Māori Bible for kids goes to print

Bible Society New Zealand has released a new children's Bible, 'Tāku Paipera that tells God's story in contemporary language for our youngest readers of te reo Māori.