Category: Wel-com

From MMP to SBI: strange bedfellows indeed

Our new Labour-led government has brought together a very surprising combination of parties and provided an equally surprising explanation: ‘We had to work with the cards the voters dealt us’. So let’s look at that. If Labour has New Zealand First with

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Eucharist: source and summit of Christian life

From 2 to 23 October I had the privilege of representing the New Zealand Bishops Conference at the 11th General Assembly of Bishops, the theme being ‘The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church’.
It was certainly a very ric

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Schools’ board turns 25

A huge debt and a leap of faith were remembered in September when the Catholic Schools Board gathered its past and present adherents to celebrate its 25th anniversary. In 1980 the Catholic Education Common Fund was established to help the 12 proprietors o

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Ross Wilson honoured

Ross Wilson was a staunch supporter of the Catholic Māori Community in Wellington. In the late 1970s he was involved in the establishment of the first Catholic Māori Centre and marae, named Te Kainga, in Boulcott Street behind the St Mary of the Angels pr

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Te Kainga welcomes new M?ѬÅori presence in the diocese

For Henare Walmsley, kaitiaki (guardian) of Te Kainga Community Centre and Marae, the appointment of Morna Taute as Turanga Māori is significant for Catholic Māori in the Wellington archdiocese. Turanga Māori embodies the concept of ahi kaa – keeping the

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Marists promote helpline as second brother faces abuse charges

The Society of Mary is inviting anyone who needs help in the area of sexual abuse to phone its helpline.
This follows the arrest of a second brother from Hato Paora Māori boys’ secondary school in Feilding on charges of sexually abusing young boys i

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Refugee service marks 25 years as numbers of stateless grow

The Jesuit Refugee Service is celebrating 25 years in its mission of accompanying, serving and advocating for the rights of refugees.
Its experiences are documented in two books the JRS has launched to mark this milestone.
The director of JRS In

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Waimea West church 150 years old

The little Catholic Church at Waimea West Nelson is celebrating its 150th jubilee next month, making it one of the oldest churches in New Zealand.
In June 1852, Fr Antoine Garin of Nelson applied to the government for land to build a church at Waime

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