2014 marks the bicentenary of the first preaching of the gospel in New Zealand, by Samuel Marsden at Oihi Bay on Christmas day, 2014.
It is an opportunity again take the gospel to our country. There are many resources available and events planned. Take advantage of this occasion.
Other pages on this site
Keith Newman Series – The Gospel In NZ: Myths and Realities
The Coming Of The Gospel
Te Rongopai – Stuart Lange’s DVD on the coming of the gospel, its spread, including the difficulties encountered and the history of Christianity in New Zealand to the present day. Available through the New Zealand Christian Network.
Descendents from Hohi
The Early Christian Message Spreads – Rev Pane Kawhia
Nga Timatanga / The Beginnings (Bible Society)
The Gospel Comes To Aotearoa – Bishop Kitohi Pikaahu
Impact Of The Gospel On Maori – Archbishop William Brown Turei
Early Encounter With Christianity In New Zealand – Sam Chapman
Te Rongopai 2014 – a book of reflections on the bicentennial by Allan Davidson, Stuart Lange, Peter Lineham, Adrienne Puckey.
Tarore And The Spread Of The Gospel – David Moxon
Gospel Bicentenary 2014 – the official site of the 2014 bicentenary of the gospel in New Zealand.
Bible Society resources including the video Nga Timatanga / The Beginnings (see above)
Events & Programmes
The Hope Project – a plan to get the gospel into every home in the country through TV, booklets in mailboxes, online content and by Christians engaging in conversations.
The Lord’s Prayer in Maori