TokerauIt’s great to be back after a couple of weeks away. Tangi and I went to Rarotonga where I was part of a delegation of the University of Otago who participated in the Cook Islands Health Conference. It was a wonderful occasion to create networks with those involved in various areas of the health sector in the Cook Islands, Australia, Canada as well as New Zealand. My part was to speak on how the relationship between the university and Pacific communities of Dunedin contribute to the learning of students as future health professionals. It’s a relationship that also encourages the health awareness and educational aspirations of some within Pacific communities. When looking at the area of mental health, an opportunity arose to consider the spiritual aspect in people’s life whereby the challenge of religious or theological perspectives could be explored. I hope I will be invited again to contribute discussions in this field. Read the rest of this entry »

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First Church
SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES
( each Sunday except Communion Sundays when there is one combined service at 11am)
10am Morning Worship,
12 noon Cook Islands Service
2pm Samoan Service

NEXT COMBINED COMMUNION SUNDAY 11am Sunday SEPTEMBER 7

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