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'The Dress Circle', Tararua Range, as seen from Mt Hector

Kiaora koutou.
Ko Ngāti Pākehā tōku iwi.
Ko Taranaki tōku maunga. Ko Waiwhakaiho tōku awa.
He maha ngā waka no tāwāhi.
Ko te wharenui me te whare tapu o Hato Mere tōku marae.
Ko Darryl Ward tōku ingoa.
Koia nei ko wai ahau.

Greetings everyone.
My people are Ngāti Pākehā.
My mountain is Taranaki. My body was formed from minerals that washed down from its slopes. I am part of the mountain, and the mountain is part of me.
My river is Waiwhakaiho. Whenever I cross its waters, I know I am home.
I am of many canoes from overseas. My ancestors came from many lands.
The Taranaki Cathedral of St. Mary is my marae.
This is where I was baptised and became a member of the Church.
This is my spiritual home.
My name is Darryl Ward.
This is who I am.

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This site was last updated on Monday 23 March 2020.

 

 

 

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Some featured content on this site:

One year on
A sermon for the first anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings
Sunday 15 March 2020

Salt of the earth and light to the world
A sermon for the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday 9 February 2020

Stoles for the laity?
Some thoughts on the relationship between laity and clergy

When joy seems compulsory
A sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent
Sunday 15 December 2019

When darkness falls
A story about dealing with a potentially perilous situation in the mountains. Published in the August 2019 issue of Wilderness Magazine

Nobody is excluded

A sermon about exclusion, persecution, and homophobia
Sunday 12 May 2019

Preacher to Destiny Church protesters: Stop judging Muslims, show love
Published in the New Zealand Herald on Saturday 27 April 2019