Posts Tagged ‘Gloriavale’

Trust established to support former Gloriavale members Comments 0

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

During the past six years about 70 former members of the Gloriavale community based at Haupiri, on the West Coast of the South Island, have resettled in South Canterbury, Liz Gregory says it’s now time to set up a trust to help support those who had made the “massive” decision to leave the community of Read more

Gloriavale applies for Provincial Growth Fund grant Comments 0

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018
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The Gloriavale community is applying for a grant from the Government’s Provincial Growth Fund to set up a new health food enterprise on the West Coast. Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says he didn’t expect communes to put in for a share of the provincial growth fund but Gloriavale’s application has shown anyone can Read more

The life and death of Gloriavale’s Hopeful Christian Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018
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Gloriavale founder, Neville Cooper, know as Hopeful Christian, died on Tuesday at his community on the South Island’s West Coast. He had been suffering from cancer. Cooper’s funeral took place on Wednesday, but outsiders were not allowed to attend. They were able to email condolence messages to the community. Two cars blocked the entrance to the Read more

Christian’s in battle for the souls of Gloriavale Comments 0

Monday, May 7th, 2018

There is a battle going on for the souls of the people of Gloriavale – a battle that is taking place night after night at the fundamentalist Christian community Religious groups are undertaking night-time raids to drop off material that presents a different view of God. Read more Related Posts:Terrorism’s battle between good and evilChurch Read more

Gloriavale document swears members to secrecy Comments 0

Monday, April 9th, 2018

The controversial community of Gloriavale is under scrutiny again after a document that seeks to legally bind members to secrecy was revealed. The document allegedly included clauses that stopped members from speaking about the community to outsiders and others that prohibited any legal action, TVNZ reported. Continue reading Related Posts:Vatican makes statement on Emanuela Orlandi Read more

Former Gloriavale member: “Good and bad things and people exist in all communities” Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Ben Canaan is disappointed there are so many sensationalised accounts of Gloriavale. He thought the documentary aire late last month A Woman’s Place, which aired in late July, “accurately portrayed” parts of the community, but did not ask the hard questions. He said good and bad things and people existed in all communities, but the Read more

Gloriavale doco obscures sinister truth Comments 0

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Every winter for the past three years we’ve been offered another rare glimpse inside the controversial West Coast Christian community, through a series of documentary specials which increasingly seem to be little more than a NZ On Air-funded PR exercise for one of the country’s richest churches. Wednesday night’s instalment, provocatively subtitled A Woman’s Place, Read more

Gloriavale special trumps Filthy Rich with highest TV2 ratings Comments 0

Friday, July 29th, 2016

According to Nielsen statistics, a whopping 429,000 Kiwis tuned into TV2’s Gloriavale special, A Woman’s Place on Wednesday night. The doco-series follows the young residents living in an exclusive Christian community on New Zealand’s West Coast, as they prepare for marriage, parenthood and life at Gloriavale. Gloriavale aired during the 8.30pm timeslot on TV2, with Read more

No investigation into Gloriavale school Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Segregated education at the secretive Gloriavale sect will not be investigated despite concerns for children’s rights, a select committee has decided. The Education Review Office was called before the Education and Science Select Committee today to explain why the extreme fundamentalist school was allowed to teach separate subjects for girls and boys, and stop education Read more

Gloriavale school could lose funding worth millions Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Gloriavale’s leaders have been told government funding for its three early childhood centres – which topped $2.4 million over a year – is likely to be at risk. Gloriavale could lose its funding because it is opposed to identification numbers for preschoolers. “Gloriavale … disagree with the use of a student number for their children,” said Read more