Posts Tagged ‘Destiny Church’

Broad church: Diverse Christian voices worth listening to Comments 0

Monday, June 10th, 2019

Perceptions of Christianity in New Zealand get shaped by the most extreme voices. So who else could the media go to for comment? Quick, name the most prominent New Zealander you can think of who is a Christian. Chances are if you follow the news at all, that the first name that comes to mind Read more

Kiwis troll the Tamakis’ Coalition Party, snapping up domain names Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

The country’s newest political party Coalition New Zealand has had some competition finding a domain name. Since Brian and Hannah Tamaki announced the party, Kiwis have been snapping up domain names left, right and centre. Kiwi comedian Tim Batt was one of those who swooped in, buying the page. Read more Related Posts:Catholic leading Read more

Bishop Tamaki wants Kelvin Davis to man up, do his job, or else Comments 0

Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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The Government is accused of attempting to ‘gang rape’ Destiny Church leader Bishop Brian Tamaki. Tamaki made the comments Monday, on Q+A. Threatening to re-enter politics if nothing is done to stop Māori families suffering and to fix the prison system he said he may need to talk to Hone Harawira about taking Corrections Minister, Read more

Critics say Destiny Church gives God a bad name Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019
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The Destiny Church has been criticised for demonstrating outside the Al Noor Mosque in an attempt to reclaim Christchurch in the name of Jesus. The photo above shows Destiny Church Christchurch senior pastor Derek Marina Tait reaching out to a member of the Muslim community during the call to prayer and peace vigil at Hagley Park on Read more

Tangata whenua angry over use of Parihaka name by Destiny Church Comments 0

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Elders of New Zealand’s most revered symbol of peace have strongly rebuked Brian Tamaki for using Parihaka to endorse his church. Tamaki, who founded Destiny Church with his wife Hannah in 1998, visited Parihaka Pā on Saturday as part of his Tu Tangata Riders Tour of Duty Taranaki hosted by Man Up New Zealand. Read Read more

Man-Up programme has never been banned from prisons Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has denied Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s claims that the Government has stifled his attempts for the church to work in prisons. He echoed comments made earlier by Justice Minister Andrew Little, who said Destiny had never actually made a formal application to partner with the Government to work in prisons. Read more

Destiny Church’s Brian Tamaki slams Government over prisons Comments 0

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki is lashing out at the Government, saying its prison policy is “not working” – and accusing Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis of ignoring him. Read more Related Posts:Everyone is allowed freedom of speech, everyone…Brian Tamaki warns of ‘signs of the end of time’Tamaki is not the only one to be targeted Read more

Destiny Church turning around the lives of some hard men Comments 0

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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Destiny Church through its Man Up programme aims to raise better fathers, brothers and sons. The programme has had some success helping hard men to turn their lives around. Here are two examples that have recently received publicity. Paris Winiata was a drug dealer but, after joining Destiny, he stopped taking drugs and has been Read more

Gang member ditches Mob for Destiny Church Comments 0

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

A former Mongrel Mob member has gone viral after posting a video removing his gang patch and replacing it with a Destiny Church Tu Tangata Man Up t-shirt. In a post on Facebook, the former Mob member and a friend are seen talking to the camera telling viewers it is “time to make changes” and Read more

Everyone is allowed freedom of speech, everyone except Brian Tamaki Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Hannah Tamaki has hit back on Twitter, supporting a message from one of the church’s members that accused the gay community of double standards and hit out at bullies and critics of husband Brian Tamaki and Destiny Church. “The gay community want to be free to express themselves, to be accepted no matter what they Read more