Touchstone Reports by Paul Titus The new acting superintendent of Methodist Mission Northern’s three trusts sees the role as an extension of his work as ‘chaplain at large’ for the Auckland city centre. Rev John MacDonald has been appointed interim superintendent of Methodist Mission Northern, Lifewise and the Airedale Property Trust. Methodist Mission Northern board […]
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Suffragette is compulsory viewing, a disturbing depiction of the power of patriarchy. Directed by Sarah Gavron, the movie is a fictionalised exploration of the fight for women’s right to vote in Great Britain. If follows Maud (Carey Mulligan), a working mother with a young child, who unexpectedly finds herself caught in a street protest. Amid, […]
From Touchstone – by Steve Taylor Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a wonderful tickle of the New Zealand funny bone. The people I sat beside wiped tears from their eyes, and then as the credits rolled stood to applaud the script writing skills of director Taika Waititi and the acting of teenager Ricky Barker. Hunt […]
On a lovely Autumn day in Christchurch, CWS sends you this story of Tongan women working together for change Strong communities are a source of strength. People working together can tackle situations that they would find daunting alone. In this Autumn Story,read how Ama Takiloa, a strong network of women’s groups spreads knowledge across Tonga. […]