Abreviations Used On This Website

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

A day in the life of a NZ-based abolitionist

By | 2017-03-23T14:09:51+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Abolition, Manukau Courier Column, Peter Mihaere|

[This article was written for the Manukau Courier and published 23 March 2017 - link] For those that may not know me, among a number of things, I'm an abolitionist and chief executive of a charity called Stand Against Slavery. What the heck does that mean you ask? Well I thought I might tell you about what a [...]

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Is The Jury Back Yet?

By | 2017-04-11T17:12:08+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Categories: Abolition, Human Trafficking, Slavery|

Originally Published in Tui Motu Magazine. Issue 209, Oct 2016:12-13. Online Link. I’m Peter and I’m an abolitionist. I’m currently sitting at a hot desk in Penrose waiting for my phone to alert me to a message from one of two people who will tell me that: “The jury is back”. The date is Thursday, 15 September 2016 [...]

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Slave Wars

By | 2016-07-31T12:19:40+00:00 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+00:00 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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Freedom: One Decade Down, One Lifetime To Go!

By | 2015-01-01T10:53:58+00:00 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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Peter Mihaere addresses the NCLANZ

By | 2014-09-12T09:12:34+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Categories: Abolition, SAS Articles, Slavery, Speeches & Addresses|

Ian McInnes, CEO TEAR Fund, and myself were invited to address the National Church Leaders of Aotearoa New Zealand (NCLANZ) in Wellington yesterday.  Ian spoke on the global perspective of Slavery and Human Trafficking and I focused primarily on the local, New Zealand, perspective.  Below is the transcript of what I shared.   === E te [...]

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Guest Speaker at Carey Baptist College

By | 2014-09-12T19:02:51+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Mission, Slavery, Study, Theology|

On the 27 August I was invited to address the Theology and Development Class at Carey Baptist College.  My task was to present my story about Stand Against Slavery, what motivated me to be involved in this work and where was God and His mission in the midst of that.  Following a break the class professor [...]

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Aiming for a Slave Free NZ

By | 2014-09-12T08:59:57+00:00 July 4th, 2014|Categories: Abolition, SAS Articles|

I’m writing this article on Saturday 21 June 2014. In the United States it is Friday 20 June and our Prime Minister, John Key and a New Zealand delegation are in the United States discussing various matters of importance between New Zealand and the United States. I imagine there is a torrid schedule of meetings and [...]

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Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

By | 2014-09-11T18:55:40+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Baptist Magazine Article|

I’m writing this article on Saturday 21 June 2014. In the United States it is Friday 20 June and our Prime Minister, John Key and a New Zealand delegation are in the United States discussing various matters of importance between New Zealand and the United States. I imagine there is a torrid schedule of meetings and [...]

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Release the Prisoners or We Sell the Girls!

By | 2014-09-11T18:45:00+00:00 June 7th, 2014|Categories: Abolition, Baptist Magazine Article|

On 15 April 2014, the Islamic Militant group Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnapped 276 girls. Outrage erupted around the globe as parents, communities and nations screamed out “Bring Back Our Girls”. The hash tag “#bringbackourgirls” has gone viral and it is now an international incident and everyone seems to be getting involved. Boko Haram have taken [...]

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