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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.

All content on this site is copyright (c) Darryl Ward 2009 - 2020.
This site was last updated on Wednesday 30 September 2020.

 

 

 

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Some featured content on this site:

On whose authority?
A sermon about authority in the Church.
Sunday 27 September  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

God in the time of pandemic
A sermon about what a Christian response to Covid 19 would look like
Sunday 12 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