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“A Man Of Crime To A Man Of God…” – Lucky Te Koha’s Journey To Christ

Lucky Te Koha. Photo: Fantail Studios "Lucky, how did your life of crime start?," I ask. Sitting back in his chair, I can see Lucky Te Koha reflecting on past thoughts and memories. "I started selling marijuana at 10 for...

The Call To Be People Of Character And Courage

“I love Kiwis,” he smiles.While an answer perhaps elicited thanks to a somewhat leading opening question, it’s an effective icebreaker as I ask former Australian Christian Lobby (ACL) managing director Martyn Iles how he’s finding New Zealand. In September, we...
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Journeying With Jesus: Rangi Wills Carves Out A New Path

In the world of whakairo - the traditional Māori art of carving in wood, stone or bone - Aotearoa has a hidden taonga, or treasure. As a tohunga whakairo, an accredited teacher of carving whose work is acknowledged by Toi...
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Surf’s Up! – A Chat With Logan Mills

Papamoa’s Logan Mills will always remember the way his youth pastor phrased a question he once asked the group. “If you took money out of the equation, how would you describe your ultimate dream when it comes to using your...
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Howard’s Heart For A Transformed Aotearoa

“What does a ‘transformed’ Aotearoa look like? Great question.” As Howard Goold and I sit having coffee near Putaruru-based Transform Aotearoa’s office, the organisation’s CEO reflects for a moment. “Transformation starts with individual lives. Like a ripple effect, transformed people,...

Five From Five: ‘Authentically’ Our Journey – Ultimately ‘His’ Story

“The Lord has done great things for us…” - Psalm 126:3 (ESV).That’s the key reflection which comes to mind when considering the fact we marked our five-year anniversary and 20th issue in December 2022. And, it absolutely rings true for...

Family, First: The Fabric of a Strong Nation

“Deregistered, but not defeated.” Four words immediately on Bob McCoskrie’s lips as a nearly $750,000, decade-long, four-court case journey came to an end tell you almost everything you need to know. The Supreme Court’s recent decision which saw Family First...

Richard van den Engel’s ‘Driving’ Passion: To See Others Succeed

When Richard van den Engel regards the Ebbett Automotive’s present-day business, two words come to mind - stewardship and responsibility. Throughout its more than 90-year history in Hamilton, the automotive business with Waikato roots - and now a North Island-wide...

Sending Out The Good News: Māori Postal Aotearoa Shares Jesus

“I just want people to come to know Jesus.”  As Malachi WIlliams and I initially chatted about this interview, those were among his first words. Though many things may have changed during the more than three quarters of a century...