RealRevTalk

IronRevs: 100 Days to Go!

July 25, 2013, 8:53 am

Three of the Revs are taking part in the (Quarter) Iron Maori in November. More training is required…

RealRevTalk: Revs on the Road to Ratana

April 14, 2013, 8:39 am

On their way to Ratana Pa the Revs got jiggy with it…

RealRevTalk: Revs at Ratana Reflections

April 14, 2013, 8:38 am

In January 2013 the Revs went to celebrate the Birthday of TW Ratana at Ratana Pa. Here are their relfections.

RealRevTalk: Lonely

April 14, 2013, 8:35 am

Some of the Revs went to Waitangi this year. RevChris, sadly, got left behind…

RealRevTalk: RevNatives

April 14, 2013, 8:30 am

The Revs love the cutting edge Maori Television show Native Affairs. Perhaps too much…

Recent Articles

Our LGBTQ Family Aren’t Worth Dirt

Our LGBTQ Family Aren’t Worth Dirt

9 by / on February 17, 2014, 9:07 am / in Marriage, RevChris

We tried telling RevChris that the RevTalk series on Marriage Equality was over, but he’s got more to say! When the RevTalk team were doing our series on Marriage Equality I was a Deacon, which means, although I was ordained, Marriage wasn’t one of the functions I performed. This meant that I could speak out rather strongly and not have […]

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Why I’m not a Christmas person

Why I’m not a Christmas person

1 by / on December 20, 2013, 6:40 am / in Christmas

Christmas is coming, and Aroha Harris isn’t a big fan. Here’s why… I’m not a great fan of Christmas; not a lover of the car-park aggression that afflicts so many shopping precincts at this time of year, the nonsensical wintery decorations or the tiresome elevator-slash-Christmas music that’s piped through the mall. It’s true, I have enjoyed the Secret Santa approach […]

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Cannabis: (De)Criminalising Maori

Cannabis: (De)Criminalising Maori

4 by / on December 8, 2013, 3:54 pm / in RevHirini, Tarukino

RevHirini recently attended the New Zealand Drug Foundation’s Symposium ‘Through the Maze’ Cannabis and Health. In this, the first of a series, he wonders if decriminalisation will necessarily help reduce Maori imprisonment or arrest. OK, let’s get this out of the way – arresting and convicting people for the possession or use of a small amount of cannabis is stupid, […]

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Mayoralty, Morality, Mortality

Mayoralty, Morality, Mortality

4 by / on October 30, 2013, 1:41 pm / in Politics, RevHirini

What does the reporting on Mayoral indiscretions mean? RevHirini has some thoughts. Look, I know this is going to really disappoint you, but I don’t have any salacious new details of mayoral failings. In fact, I’m not even going to talk about them. Instead, this is a short reflection on how I think we as a society viewed Len Brown’s […]

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RevTalkSounds: Three for Friday

RevTalkSounds: Three for Friday

0 by / on August 2, 2013, 2:44 pm / in RevTalkSounds

So we’ve got an Aotearoa/New Zealand theme this week! Awesome cuz! Stan Walker – Bulletproof Ginny Blackmore – Bones Lorde – Tennis Court

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Bibles in Schools

Bibles in Schools

0 by / on August 2, 2013, 12:37 pm / in RevHirini, Taha Wairua

The Bible is important to Aotearoa/New Zealand society, and RevHirini supports Bible in Schools.  Like it or not, the Bible is the basis of much of Western culture and values. Yes the Western world has had the Enlightenment, the rise of modernism and post-modernism and scientific revolutions, but the stories and messages of the Bible are still crucial to Western […]

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Prophetic Waiata

Prophetic Waiata

0 by / on July 31, 2013, 1:06 pm / in RevTalkSounds, Taha Wairua

For PrincessPuha history, prophecy and social justice all come to life in the waiata of Te Kooti Arikirangi Te Turuki… I’ve been delving into Ondemand TV and catching up on the brilliant series The Prophets fronted by our very own amazing and myopically [pro]ud Naati, RevHirini.  Yes – that was a compliment and bank account details emailed H, kia ora. […]

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RevTalkSounds: Three for Friday

RevTalkSounds: Three for Friday

0 by / on July 26, 2013, 2:19 pm / in RevTalkSounds

New Shoes (Live) – Paolo Nutini Magnificat – Choir of St George’s Chapel, Windsor How to Hongi

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RevTalk Sounds: Three for Friday

RevTalk Sounds: Three for Friday

0 by / on July 26, 2013, 10:27 am / in RevChris, RevTalkSounds

Coming at you once again is RevTalk’s Three for Friday…this week, the slightly religious installment! Three favorites from RevChris, his favorite hymn, his favorite slightly pakipaki ‘Praise and Worship Song’ and last, but not least, his favorite song to get jiggy to… Enjoy! Emeli Sande – Abide With Me The University of Utah Singers – Witness Robyn – Call Your […]

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Whanau, Whakapapa, Whakapono

Whanau, Whakapapa, Whakapono

3 by / on July 19, 2013, 4:18 pm / in RevChris, Whanau

After 7 months of living in Gisborne, RevChris reflects on his time so far and the importance of whanau, whakapapa and whakapono. When the time came for me to consider my future upon leaving St. John’s Theological College in November 2012, I must admit, Gisborne wasn’t on my radar. Even when an opportunity came up for me in Gisborne I […]

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