Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand Church History’

Chance phone call sheds new light on Pompallier mission

Monday, September 14th, 2020

A chance phone call between Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Northland Manager Bill Edwards and retired solicitor Rick Norris has added a new layer of information about Pompallier House Read more

Haunted South Island Monastery up for sale

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

A building near Timaru that has a Historic Places Category 2 listing with Heritage New Zealand is once again up for sale. Robert Young, the vendor, says he has researched the history of Claremont Castle. But he hasn’t traded on any ghost stories as has the former owner, Mr West. In 2001, West offered $100 Read more

Northland Church items now in Whangārei Museum

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Items from the original church in a remote Northland valley have been gifted to the Whangārei Museum They are treasured relics, saved from a disastrous fire which took place more than 100 years ago. Continue reading

El Camino de Te Tai Tokerau with an App to guide you

Friday, August 5th, 2016

There are plans afoot to develop an App  to assist individuals, families and groups make  a self-guided pilgrimage of Te Tai Tokerau. The App will provide for GPS coordinates, accommodation options, prayers, historical information and recorded talks by people of Te Tai Tokerau. This development has been inspired by a pilgrimage led by Wiga Autet Read more

Māori celebrate 200 year old connection to Parramatta

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The Rua Rau Festival celebrated last weekend in Parramatta, Australia commemorated the common history that has linked Māori Sydney and the Parramatta region for over two hundred years. 51 elders from the North trekked across the ditch to Parramatta for the celebrations, which recognise an enduring relationship between their ancestor Ruatara and the Anglican minister Read more

Bicentenary of Samuel Marsden’s church sevice in Oihi Bay

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The Anglican Church, working with ecumenical partners, is planning extensive 2014 celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the first recorded proclamation of the Christian Gospel held in New Zealand, conducted by Reverend Samuel Marsden at Oihi Bay on 25 December 1814. Two events  will take place at Rangihoua Heritage Park. The first on 21st December will Read more