Welcome to
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 - 2022.
This site was last updated on Wednesday 29 June 2022.





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Satellites and sky pollution
Storymap published 15 June 2022 (edited 17 June 2022)

This does not make any sense
A sermon for Trinity Sunday
Sunday 12 June 2022

Can science and faith coexist?
Podcast completed Friday 20 May 2022

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

Whose side are we on?
A sermon about sexual abuse in the Church
Sunday 25 July 2021

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