Posts Tagged ‘Bishop Pompallier’

Pompallier College students have uncomfortable trip home

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Eighteen Pompallier College students had an uncomfortable trip in a chartered boat from Great Barrier Island last Friday. The group was returning from a camp at Great Barrier Island Outdoor Pursuits Centre. Several students were seasick during the rough, four hour crossing but recovered quickly once they landed. The group initially planned to make a Read more

A send-off worthy of Hotere

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Yesterday I had the honour to say a few words of farewell to Ralph Hotere as he spent his last few hours in Otago before heading back to his birth home of Mitimiti. Many have already commented on the man, his life and his works and I have read reflections and tributes online that tell Read more

Bishop Pompallier brought new media to the Maori

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Last week the Australian Catholic Media Congress took place in Sydney. Monsignor Paul Tighe, a media adviser from the Vatican, told the assembly that new media technologies “enable the forming of community, they have extraordinary potential for the wellbeing of the church”. In his CathBlog Michael Visontay points out that over 150 years ago, under Read more