30 September 2015
An annual Gisborne festival that last year erupted into a three-hour riot looks set to be replaced by an alcohol-free gospel version.
Gisborne District Council approved on Thursday a plan to hold the four-day Gospel Roots Tairawhiti Music and Arts Festival at the Awapuni Stadium and nearby campgrounds.
The venue had been home to the annual BW Summer Festival, from 2007 to 2014.
Last year the festival ended in a riot where more than 63 people were arrested and 83 injured.
During a three-hour battle with police a mob of drunken campers set fires, overturned vehicles, hurled objects at police and security guards, and wrecked the campsite.
The new Christian-based festival will be far less riotous, with organisers saying they will not tolerate drinking, smoking, aggressive dancing, stage diving or crowd surfing.
The festival, run by the Gospel Roots Charitable Trust, is an initiative of the Maori Anglican Church in Tairawhiti, and the Anglican Diocese of Waiapu.
The full article can be found here
21 September 2015
The Auckland Anglican Maori club 1981. The club was founded in the 1960's by the late Reverend Sir Kingi Ihaka, and is still very involved in Church and public performances, having recently supported Bishop Kito at the Koroneihana Kingitanga, Maori King Coronation celebrations worship and service held at Turangawaewae in Ngaruawahia. The club practices on Thursday evenings, at Te Mihana Māori Holy Sepulchre Church, Khyber Pass, Auckland.
The video on Youtube can be found here
14 September 2015
[Maori Television] “The future of Turakina Maori Girls' College is at risk, with the Ministry of Education proposing to close the school due to a declining roll. Turakina is a state-integrated Presbyterian Māori girls' boarding school in Marton, Aotearoa, New Zealand.”
The full article and video can be found here
7 July 2015
[maoritelevision.com] According to Anglican Minister, Tony Brooking, “Our TPK family are here to do the work today for our homeless families to distribute resources.”
“We have health professionals, massage therapists in there, we have cooks here giving their time and skills for love.”
Organisers agree that they will never be able to achieve zero homelessness, however Matariki is a great opportunity to identify the increasing issues which lack support and dedicated organisations.
For the full article see here
A video can be found here
2 June 2015
Recent flooding in Aotearoa New Zealand has caused devastation to many places including two marae that are used for Maori Anglican church services. See the video below which was taken not long after the floods struck, for the stories pertaining to the marae.