Posts Tagged ‘Petone’

Big Sleep Out: Petone highlights homeless Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Big Sleep Out

People living on New Zealand streets are being spotlighted by New Zealand’s Big Sleep Out, hosted, December 7 in Petone. “The homelessness situation (in New Zealand) is a little different to what is happening overseas. “It’s people living in overcrowded houses, cars and garages – not so much people out on the streets (though) there’s plenty of Read more

Petone priest became a WWI chaplain who inspired many Comments 0

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Father James Joseph McMenamin  paid the ultimate sacrifice as a Catholic chaplain to the Armed Forces in the Great War. He endured the dreadful conditions to give spiritual aid to the New Zealanders. Chaplain captain McMenamin landed at Gallipoli on April 25, 1915 to serve at the frontline. Later he went to the Western Front. Read more