Abreviations Used On This Website

SAS - Stand Against Slavery
NZBMS - The New Zealand Baptist Missionary Society

Slave Wars

By | 2016-07-31T12:19:40+12:00 May 10th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Peter Mihaere, Slavery|

[This article first appeared as a guest and lead article in the Intermission Special Edition called Beneath the Barcode by NZCMS - link] This summer the world was treated to the long awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s the story of the age-old battle of good versus evil, where evil is conquered once and for [...]

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What Is Your Slavery Footprint?

By | 2016-07-31T12:13:16+12:00 February 15th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Slavery|

[This article first appeared in October 2015 as a guest writer to the NZ Baptist Magazine - link] I was recently applying for
 a student visa for my upcoming trip to the United States.
 Part of the process is an interview with a US immigration official and one of the questions asked was, “Who is the [...]

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Steve Hansen – A Leadership Legend In Our Midst

By | 2015-11-02T16:27:58+12:00 November 2nd, 2015|Categories: Leadership, Learning, Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

While it's awesome that the New Zealand All Blacks basically cleaned up the annual awards again following their amazing feat of winning the Rugby World Cup 2015, being the first team in history to win three times and even more remarkably to win back to back World Cups, I am gutted for Steve Hansen for missing [...]

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Enjoying Economy Class

By | 2015-07-27T11:15:03+12:00 July 27th, 2015|Categories: Personal|

I'm writing this blog as my Air New Zealand flight makes its way over the Pacific Ocean toward Los Angeles, my destination for two weeks. I have been anticipating this flight for quite some time because the last ten years of international flying for me has been an experience only those who are of a large [...]

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By | 2015-04-19T17:35:03+12:00 April 19th, 2015|Categories: Personal, Peter Mihaere|

More than a decade ago I was playing bass guitar at a gig and I was really going for it. It was a fairly large musical ensemble, a worship band at a conference. I remember walking to my car later that night pretty pleased with my effort when a car pulled up beside me. One of the [...]


1 Ray of Sunshine OR 50 Shades of Grey

By | 2015-02-13T08:00:36+12:00 February 13th, 2015|Categories: Domestic Violence, Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

When I was a young man, still at home, my Father taught me something that I have never forgotten, and have lived by throughout my life. He said to me, “there are no circumstances, absolutely no circumstances, when it is right for a man to raise his hand to a woman.” My Dad not only said [...]

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Freedom: One Decade Down, One Lifetime To Go!

By | 2015-01-01T10:53:58+12:00 December 31st, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Peter Mihaere, SAS Articles, Slavery|

A decade ago today (31 December) I walked into a building, in Kolkata, India, that started my very close association with freedom and the fight against the evil business of modern slavery. Entering this building for the first time with the previous owner still residing in the accommodation wing; the clutter of a previous business—an ice [...]

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How Many Slaves Will Be Working For You This Christmas?

By | 2014-12-03T21:19:47+12:00 December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Baptist Magazine Article, Peter Mihaere, Slavery, Thinking|

Have you ever wondered how many slaves work for you? Of course you haven’t, why would you? There’s no one living in the cupboard beneath your stairs or chained in your basement. There’s no stranger in your house cooking, cleaning, gardening or doing other unmentionable tasks for you and your family. What a ridiculous question to [...]

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SAS: WOW! Twelve Months Already!

By | 2014-10-30T17:39:57+12:00 November 1st, 2014|Categories: Baptist Magazine Article, SAS Articles|

In May last year I travelled to Hanmer Springs for a Baptist Leaders Retreat. It was very intentional to go to this retreat during my sabbatical because I believed that God needed to do a work in me in a community setting that this retreat provided. God didn’t disappoint and He certainly met me in a [...]

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Are you still learning?

By | 2014-10-26T15:18:11+12:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: Learning, Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

So here's a question... Are you still learning? If you want to keep growing as a person the answer must be YES! I signed up a week ago for a new learning programme.  Yip, that’s right, some more learning on top of my job (which is like learning on daily basis) and completing my Masters at [...]

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New Stage in Life – Nest is Starting to Empty!

By | 2014-10-19T14:22:24+12:00 October 19th, 2014|Categories: Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

On 13 August 1993, six weeks ahead of schedule, Michele and I met our first child, Jamila Dawn. It was memorable for a couple of reasons. Firstly, Michele’s pregnancy and birth was terrible, and I’m being generous. We smile about it now, but during the seven and a half months of pregnancy Michele had acute hyperemesis. [...]

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In Less Than 24 Hours

By | 2014-09-25T21:02:56+12:00 October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Baptist Magazine Article|

As I hopped into my car at Long Bay Baptist Church, having just spent an hour with the Long Bay BMF group sharing with them about Stand Against Slavery (SAS), I was continuing to feel the blessing of God upon me after sharing my story, heart and vision for a slave free world. I would have [...]

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