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Price's Tunnel, Remutaka Incline

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.

All content on this site is copyright (c) Darryl Ward 2009 - 2021.
This site was last updated on Sunday 13 June 2021.

 

 

 

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Some featured content on this site:

They didn't know we were seeds
A sermon about the realisation of justice and peace
Sunday 13 June 2021

Be drunk with love
A sermon about accepting that the Bible has some erotic content.
Sunday 9 May 2021

Atonement demystified
A sermon about atonement theology.
Sunday 9 May 2021

Euology for Trace Ward, 1958 - 2021
An audio version is also available.

What have we done to the earth?
A sermon about our violence against the earth, and climate change.
Sunday 24 January 2021

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

Maybe he is already here?
A challenge to rapture theology
Sunday 8 November 2020

Virgins, whores, and tricksters: how the Bible objectifies women, and what we can do about it
A sermon about how women are portrayed in the Bible
Sunday 26 July  2020

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

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