2020 New Stake Presidency
CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND STAKE: (November 2020) President — Uliki Moea Pongia, 45, Wilcox New Zealand operations manager; succeeding Jared V. Ormsby; wife, Shrina Tavaalu Fifitaa Pongia. Counselors — Pieter Adriaan Cosgrove Van’t Wout, 57, Brand Logging logging manager; wife, Karne Dawn Evernden Van’t Wout. Nathan Douglas Gardiner, 41, University of Canterbury associate director of future learning and development; wife, Triana Willard Gardiner.
New Zealand Home Centered Church Opportunities
We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:
1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree
5. Local Recreation:
- New Zealand Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
- Pioneer Treks -
The Hamilton New Zealand Temple is the 11th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Situated atop a stately hill in the rural outskirts of Hamilton. At the base of the hill is a popular public visitors' center, surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens. Guides are available to answer questions and direct visitors to the numerous displays on site including a magnificent replica of the Christus statue. At Christmastime, the grounds are filled with a dazzling spectacle of lights and displays.
- New Stakes and Stake Presidencies Announced in January 2021 - ChurchNewsRoom