Nau mai – haere mai.

Manatū Iriiri Māori and the Te Whāriki team have a vision to see all Māori come to Jesus, reaching their full potential, and positively transforming their whānau, community and world in which they live.

Te Whāriki was established following the Baptist Hui-ā-Māori in July 2023.

Ma te Atua e manaaki – God bless.

Te Whāriki team

Baptist & Māori news, stories and articles

Hui ā Māori: The highlight Image
Articles
January 11, 2024 | Luke Kaa-Morgan

Hui ā Māori: The highlight

Te Pouarataki mō te Hīkoi – An update from our Treaty Guide, Luke Kaa-Morgan, on behalf of Baptist Māori and Te Whāriki for 2023.

He Koronga Maatou – We have a dream (pre-Hui read: Baptist Māori) Image
Articles
October 19, 2023 | Luke Kaa-Morgan

He Koronga Maatou – We have a dream (pre-Hui read: Baptist Māori)

"...to see all Māori become lifelong followers of Jesus, flourishing and positively transforming their whānau, community and the world in which we live".

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week Image
Education
September 10, 2023 | Grant Harris

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori | Māori Language Week

This year the theme is “Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori” (Making the Language Strong)…

Pondering: Myths about our history Image
Opinion
September 9, 2023 | John Davey

Pondering: Myths about our history

“Ever since I attended a Māori studies class as part of my teacher training in 1989, I have been interested in what really did happen…

Stuck for Matariki celebration ideas? Image
Events
July 2, 2023 | Jan Ozanne

Stuck for Matariki celebration ideas?

More ideas from Ōtūmoetai Baptist Church on how to celebrate Matariki in an intergenerational way.

Baptist Hui-ā-Māori registration form Image
Events
June 15, 2023 | Te Kapa Rautaki and Luke Kaa-Morgan

Baptist Hui-ā-Māori registration form

Online registration form is ready for all who are coming to the Baptist Māori-ā-hui 14-16 July 2023.

Baptist Hui-ā-Māori 2023 Image
Events
May 16, 2023 | Te Kapa Rautaki and Luke Kaa-Morgan

Baptist Hui-ā-Māori 2023

This video is a Zoom recording to all Baptist Māori by Josie Te Kahu, Leonnie Motu, Ray Totorewa, Matt Renata – of Te Kapa Rautaki,…

The Way of the Raukura – A Parihaka Musical Image
Events
April 12, 2023 | Jo Rasmussen

The Way of the Raukura – A Parihaka Musical

This must-see musical takes the stage at Auckland's Bruce Mason Centre from May 18-21! Here's how it came about...

New appointment: Te Pouarataki mō te hikoi (Treaty guide) Image
News
December 9, 2022 | Kerry Brewerton

New appointment: Te Pouarataki mō te hikoi (Treaty guide)

It is with excitement that we announce the appointment of Luke Kaa-Morgan to the role of Te Pouarataki mō te hikoi—Treaty guide, commencing January 2023.…

Māori, Pākehā and Tauiwi in our Baptist whānau Image
News
November 17, 2022 | Sandy Kerr

Māori, Pākehā and Tauiwi in our Baptist whānau

An update from Te Kapa Rautaki for 2022.

Carey’s carvings Image
News
September 30, 2022 | Nicola Mountfort

Carey’s carvings

Have you heard about the whakairo carvings in Carey Baptist College yet?

Welcoming Arotahi: A united focus on Christ Image
News
September 27, 2022 | Kelly Enright

Welcoming Arotahi: A united focus on Christ

The team at NZBMS are super excited to share some BIG news with us! Discover the new name and next step in our story.

Manurewa Baptist celebrates Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori Image
News
September 14, 2022 | Monique Lee

Manurewa Baptist celebrates Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori

Hear how Manurewa Baptist opened Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori in their church service.

Rachel and Tiaki talk Matariki: God, family, injustice and tradition Image
Articles
June 16, 2022 | Tiaki Leathers and Rachel Sangster

Rachel and Tiaki talk Matariki: God, family, injustice and tradition

Listen in on two people, Tiaki and Rachel, tangata whenua and tangata Tiriti, chatting about the coming season of Matariki, including the prophet Amos who…

Matariki gathers people together Image
Education
June 9, 2022 | Kelly Enright

Matariki gathers people together

NZBMS has provided a bunch of Matariki resources to help faith communities honour and celebrate the season.

Matariki Celebration at Ōtūmoetai Baptist Church Image
Stories
June 5, 2022 | Jan Ozanne

Matariki Celebration at Ōtūmoetai Baptist Church

Jan Ozanne is Family Pastor at Ōtūmoetai Baptist Church. In this article read about how they celebrated Matariki in 2021 – it might give you…

Matariki – a time to look beyond Image
Events
May 31, 2022 | Jo Hood and Elyse Stubbington

Matariki – a time to look beyond

Matariki is a gift to the Church of Aotearoa. It is a celebration of relationship, acceptance, remembrance, invitation, hospitality, and delight. This is not just…

Iosis appoints Māori development leader Image
News
June 10, 2021 | Linda Grigg

Iosis appoints Māori development leader

Iosis recently appointed its first Māori development leader. Teina Mita, formerly the Iosis counselling and men’s development team leader, took up the new role on…

Becoming a Punua Pākehā Image
Stories
December 5, 2020 | John Catmur

Becoming a Punua Pākehā

At Hui 2019, John Catmur was awarded the Lionel Stewart scholarship. He planned to use the scholarship for advanced studies in te reo Māori and…

NZBMS & biculturalism—a journey just begun Image
Articles
August 2, 2020

NZBMS & biculturalism—a journey just begun

The first Mission Council meeting of 2020 included a historic and poignant moment as we met with Te Kapa Rautaki, (the Māori Baptist Strat Team)…

Learning from our history Image
Stories
June 4, 2020 | Bruce Patrick

Learning from our history

Bruce Patrick examines a dramatic incident in New Zealand’s colonial mission history and the example it gives of the importance of understanding others’ world view perspectives. 

Ngā Pou Amorangi Image
Articles
February 17, 2020 | Kiwii Taranaki, Val Goold, Manaakinui Te Kahu, Wendy Emsley, James and Natua Kaa-Morgan

Ngā Pou Amorangi

Ngā Pou Amorangi (NPA) is a community of learners at Carey who are supporting each other to to serve humbly and competently within Māori and…

Come and see Image
News
February 9, 2020 | John Tucker

Come and see

Māori students, together with their whānau, Carey staff and the Manatū Iriiri Māori strategic team, celebrate what God is doing among Māori at Carey Baptist…

Matariki in Malvern Image
Stories
October 7, 2018 | Kelly Maude

Matariki in Malvern

Parihaka reflections: A vision for our country Image
Education
February 7, 2018 | John Catmur, Lorraine Taogaga and Roi Nu Maran

Parihaka reflections: A vision for our country

As part of Hui 2017, delegates watched the documentary film Tatarakihi—Children of Parihaka and were then invited to Parihaka by Te Ātiawa iwi. Here are…

Celebrating Māori achievement Image
News
February 5, 2018 | Carey Baptist College

Celebrating Māori achievement

Carey Baptist College celebrates the record-breaking 92% pass rate of Māori students. One is the first Māori student to complete a Master of Applied Theology…

Te Whare Oranga Image
Articles
February 5, 2018 | Sandy Kerr

Te Whare Oranga

Learn more about Carey Baptist College's bicultural journey and plans or a new centre for Māori learning, to be called Te Whare Oranga.

Ka tuu, ka rongo, ki te whakapono Image
Articles
February 4, 2018 | Wendy Emsley

Ka tuu, ka rongo, ki te whakapono

At Hui 2017 we were reminded and challenged that some voices are not heard, or hardly heard, in our denomination. Wendy Emsley, former community pastor…

Why Pākehā need to know who they are: belonging in Aotearoa Image
Articles
January 31, 2016 | Alistair Reese

Why Pākehā need to know who they are: belonging in Aotearoa

Alistair Reese considers the need for Pākehā to understand who they are and how they belong in Aotearoa New Zealand.