2015 Re-Invigorating Our Peace Testimony

Every Monthly Meeting was represented among the 25 participants at the seminar. There was also strong involvement, including five community residents, from Whanganui and Taranaki Monthly Meeting.  Facilitated by Marion McNichol and Peni Connelly, assisted by Helen Kingston and Phil McNichol, there were sessions on trends towards a more militarized...

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2015 Penal Reform

The aim of the seminar is to provide a current assessment of the country’s penal system to work out where Quakers might stand in terms of their testimonies for truth, social justice, equality, and peace. The 16 participants at the 5th biennial Quaker Seminar on Penal Reform were full of...

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2015 Summer Work Weekend

30+ folk came together on Summer Work Weekend (March 13-15) with laughter and fun, shovels and chainsaws, to garden, widen access alongside the dam and tidy our Settlement. The weather was delightful, the pool sprung a leak, and there was plenty of honey for all. We came together for work...

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2015 Summer Work Weekend

30+ folk came together on Summer Work Weekend (March 13-15) with laughter and fun, shovels and chainsaws, to garden, widen access alongside the dam and tidy our Settlement. The weather was delightful, the pool sprung a leak, and there was plenty of honey for all. We came together for work...

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Queen’s Birthday weekend 2014

(Friday evening, 30th May- Monday lunch, 2nd June) This weekend is seen as a tradition for the Quaker Settlement, with the community residents and visitors working alongside each other to complete a wide variety of tasks,which residents can’t achieve alone. Although some of the work is maintenance, much of the...

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