Antidote for fearful society 2002. St. James’s Anglican Church in Lower Hutt hosted a display of local community and social help organizations throughout the week ending with an ecumenical service on October 20.
Working together 2002. Pictured above: The Hutt River. Hutt City Council and local churches (In New Zealand) are making moves to work at creating a safe city, particularly since two unsettling incidents occurred on April 13 this year.
No let-up in demand for foodbank service 2006. While the Lower Hutt foodbank gave thanks for its 20 years in the community at a mid-week service at St. James Anglican Church, the use of foodbanks continued to increase in some areas of New Zealand.
Getting Brash over welfare reform 2005. Christian-based organisations are calling National Party leader Don Brash’s proposals for welfare reform backward measures.
Martin trial “illustrates need for better care” 2004. Hospice New Zealand is saddened that Lesley Martin felt pressured while providing care for her mother and emphasized the need for more palliative care specialists in New Zealand.
To Be or Not to Be? 2000. Norman has always been a man of decision and authority; in fact some people have found him difficult and boorish. He has recently, at the age of 56, suffered a heart attack and then, some four days after a severe stroke as a result of a blood clot… Read More Responding to the issue with heart and mind
Call to boost aged care 2005. New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services is challenging the Government to sufficiently fund rest homes and hospitals of elderly people and says a 3 percent funding increase is too little too late.
Impacting Christians and non-Christian 2000. NEW ZEALAND. “We exist so that God, working in and through us, will use us, to help people know, apply, experience, embrace and proclaim God’s truth on marriage and family. The result is godly families reaching others with God’s truth”, explains Andy Bray, Director of FamilyLife (in New Zealand), a… Read More Ministry tackles family issues, aims to create “good families”
Advancing religious education in state schools 2002. NEW ZEALAND. Religious education seems to have no place in a secular society, but there are those who want to change this.
2001. New Zealanders will be consulted this year on climate change and related issues, initiated by the Government. According to the Cabinet paper, early decisions and directions, more public education about energy efficiency choices and actions available in the residential, commercial, and other sectors, is to be considered.