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

Kiaora koutou.
Ko Ngati Pakeha toku iwi.
Ko Taranaki toku maunga. Ko Waiwhakaiho toku awa.
He maha nga waka no tawahi.
Ko wharenui me te whare tapu o Hato Mere te marae.
Ko Darryl Ward toku ingoa.
Koia nei ko wai ahau.

Greetings everyone.
My people are Ngati Pakeha.
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 2008 - 2019.
This site was last updated on Thursday 26 December 2019.




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Some featured content on this site:

Every day will be Christmas
A sermon for Christmas Day
Wednesday 25 December 2019

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

Transforming the world through ordinary acts of grace
A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday 8 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

Loving our Muslim brothers and sisters
A sermon about how we should love and care for our Muslim brothers and sisters following the terror attacks against Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand
Sunday 24 March 2019