From Anglican Taonga
The woman chosen to lead Pakeha students at St John’s College from 2012 will arrive having completed five years' teaching at one of the most famous theological colleges in the Anglican Communion.
There’ll be a community service in Greymouth on November 19 to mark the first anniversary of a defining moment for the West Coast – the Pike River Mine disaster.
Church leaders are calling on all political parties to acknowledge their shared responsibility to provide a just share of Aotearoa New Zealand’s wealth and resources for all its citizens, especially the most vulnerable.
[Editor's note: the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia is an active member of and contributor to the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services]
The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) social service agency members have identified that much of the misery and social disease they see every day in their communities is caused by the ever increasing inequalities in our society. The changes in the Working for Families regime will see lower income families getting some small increases in their weekly wage, but this will be more than negated by the additional costs imposed by Kiwi Saver and the increases in costs on food, petrol, accommodation and other basic necessities.
By Amelia Wade, www.nzherald.co.nz
A pizza company has upset people over an advertising campaign that compares its limited-edition hot cross buns to Jesus. Hell Pizza has put billboards around Auckland's CBD that advertise its hot cross buns with the tagline: "For a limited time. A bit like Jesus."
Cathedrals around New Zealand, and parliament, will hold services tomorrow to support the people of Christchurch a week after the devastating earthquake struck the city.