How to describe 2021 in New Zealand? I have seen it described as a year of two halves. January to July was almost normal — we went about our daily lives with very few restrictions. We had face-to-face meetings of our study group in Auckland once a month, we met online once a fortnight with other readers … read more of New Zealand Corner.
As I write this, our government has just announced a pause of the Trans-Tasman travel bubble for at least 8 weeks. This has caused quite some consternation and upheaval for thousands of New Zealanders who had gone to Australia to visit family and friends, reflecting the strong ties between our two countries. There will be … read more of New Zealand Corner.
10 October 2020 Post COVID Spiritual Life Long ago in 2018 when we first started to plan this conference, we picked a theme based on 2020 representing perfect vision, and were looking forward to exploring the hindsight, insight and foresight offered by The Urantia Book. Sadly, we were not given the foresight to predict COVID, … read more of Virtual ANZURA Annual Conference 2020.
(Editor’s note: this was presented by Marion at the 1997 Conference in Sydney) Our mission here on this planet is to strive to become Godlike, but the leap from mortal kind like us to God is unimaginably huge, as the authors of The Urantia Book never tire of reminding us! We are told that the … read more of Where are the Daughters of God?.
After my daughter expressed that she wanted to live alone, we agreed to sell our house. I temporarily moved to a studio, so we could present the house for sale without my room being an office, sewing room as well as a bedroom. Then came 26th March, and lockdown. Being over 70 I’m strongly advised … read more of New Zealand Corner – Autumn 2020.
2020 ANZURA Conference I am happy to relate that things are going well in New Zealand and preparations/organisation is well underway for the ANZURA conference in Auckland next year (2020). We are using the same venue as our last New Zealand ANZURA conference, Vaughan Park, which is in the northern beach suburbs of Auckland. (https://vaughanpark.nz/venue) … read more of New Zealand Corner – Summer 2019.
The Christchurch Terror Attacks Living in New Zealand, we didn’t really think we’d be touched by terrorism, but touched we were. The despicable act of a lone extreme right-wing terrorist who took the lives of 51 Islamic New Zealanders had repercussions right around the country. As an aside, this is a link to an interview … read more of New Zealand Corner – Winter 2019.
Into 2019 and it’s been a year that we could easily call “stormy” so far. The world seems to be tossing and turning more violently than ever before, and down in Aotearoa it seems as though the war has been power-punched into our own breadbasket with the recent tragedy in Christchurch. But I’ve been reminded … read more of New Zealand Corner – Autumn 2019.
NZ Corner – Autumn 2018 Matt Hall It’s been another year of slow but steady connection in the New Zealand Urantia Book reader community. The Auckland study group continues to meet regularly, and readers from around the country now have the opportunity to study together fortnightly via Zoom. It was great to get together … read more of New Zealand Corner – 2018.
New Zealand Corner – Autumn 2017 Ian Campbell The summer months have been business as usual for the NZ readers. Our online and face-to-face meetings have been well attended. Neville and I are members of the UAI Study Group Committee, which has recently organised a survey of UB readers to discover their membership … read more of New Zealand Corner – 2017.