Darryl Ward's website

Possum Track, Hemi Mtaenga, in mist
The Possum Track, Hemi Matenga

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 his 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.

All content on this site is copyright (c) Darryl Ward 2009 - 2023.
This site was last updated on Monday 21 August 2023







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Gone to the dogs
A sermon about caring for people on the margins
20 August 2023

Colonisation and conquest
A sermon about the doctrine of discovery
23 July 2023

Resurrection, atonement, and Mary Magdalene
A sermon for Easter Day
9 April 2023

No better witness
A sermon for the fourth anniversary of the Christchurch mosque shootings
12 March 2023

Living in faith without fear
A sermon about faith, fear, and surviving toxic fundamentalism
20 November 2022

Uranus: the odd planet
Ebook published 7 November 2022

Can science and faith coexist?
Podcast published 15 October 2022

Satellites and sky pollution
Story map published 15 June 2022

Like the Virgin?
A sermon about Mary's pregnancy and purity culture.
20 December 2020

When we stumble
A sermon about when we mess up, and why I don't believe in hell
26 September 2021

A happy camper
A story about choosing the right tent. Published in the July 2020 issue of Wilderness Magazine