200 Years Of the Gospel

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’s Story

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.

New Zealand Christian Network bicentenary section

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

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