Posts Tagged ‘Whanganui River’

Early missionary commemorated on first war memorial

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Marist brother, (Antoine) Br Euloge Chabany, is the only European commemorated along side 15 kūpapa (Māori fighting on the government side) on New Zealand’s first war memorial. They died during a skirmish that took place on Moutua Island in the Whanganui river. The Society of Mary’s archivist, Elizabeth Charlton visited the memorial this month and Read more

Compassion Sisters feature in Film Festival gem – “How Far is Heaven”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

A full theatre watched the 90 minute long documentary “How Far is Heaven” at the Paramount Theatre on in Wellington on Saturday. The documentary is a “fly on the wall view” of the interaction between three Compassion Sisters  and the local community at Jerusalem on the Whanganui river. Particular emphasis is placed on the local Read more