Abreviations Used On This Website

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

Have You Ever Been On A Pilgrimage?

By | 2017-04-21T15:12:31+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Categories: Manukau Courier Column, Peter Mihaere, Pilgrimages & Bucket Lists|

[This article was written for the Manukau Courier and published 20 April 2017 - link] Welcome to our new series called Pilgrimages and Bucket Lists: The Journeys of South Aucklanders by our columnist Peter Mihaere. He will be sharing some of his pilgrimages but he's also keen to share yours too - so don't hesitate to get in touch on pj@petermihaere.com  With [...]

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I don’t have a problem with Easter Trading and I’m a Christian

By | 2017-04-11T10:37:46+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Categories: Manukau Courier Column, Opinion, Peter Mihaere|

[This article was written for the Manukau Courier and published 10 April 2017 - link] [Image Credit: tva.co.nz] I never had a problem back in the day when we decided Sunday trading became legal, and I don't have a problem with Easter trading, on any of the days. For me to say otherwise would be hypocritical. I have [...]

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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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Being diverse means extra effort is required

By | 2017-03-10T10:53:54+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Categories: Manukau Courier Column, Peter Mihaere|

[This article was written for the Manukau Courier and published 7 March 2017 - link] One of the things I love about living in South Auckland is it's cultural diversity. Now that's probably not particularly riveting news from most of us who have set down roots in the South, be it as generational occupants or as migrants from [...]

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In Times of Crisis We Start To Ask Why

By | 2017-02-23T12:53:30+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Manukau Courier Column, Peter Mihaere|

[This article was written for the Manukau Courier and published 23 February 2017 - link] While my sister and brother-in-law’s grass fire was getting under control in Central Hawkes Bay, they were thanking God and their lucky stars that the fire circumnavigated their house and woolshed. Fire had engulfed over 180 hectares (445 acres) of their [...]

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If You’ve been interviewed by Paul Henry – you will miss him.

By | 2017-02-23T12:51:45+00:00 December 17th, 2016|Categories: Manukau Courier Column, Peter Mihaere|

[This article was my inaugural column in the Manukau Courier published 16 December 2016 - link] When I was invited to contribute to the Manukau Courier by Editor and friend Justin Latif last week, my response to was, “any particular focus? I ask because next Friday I head to the UK as a Dad to see [...]

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Please Don’t Confuse Sunday Trading With The Sabbath

By | 2016-08-25T10:21:53+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Categories: Opinion, Peter Mihaere, Rant of the Day, Thinking|

This week has seen the resurrection of an old debate. Should we change the law in respect to Easter trading? This week MPs vote on a bill before Parliament to move the decision of trading to local government, thereby allowing for trading on Easter Sunday. The usual voices are out with their torches and pitchforks claiming [...]

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Why I’m Offering To Journey With the Chiefs

By | 2016-08-10T17:43:53+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Categories: Leadership, Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

Last week I posted a video demonstrating my anger and discuss for my Super Rugby team, The Chiefs. My demonstration was burning my beloved 2016 season rugby jersey. In posting the video there was a small amount of profile in the media. Here are some links to stories... Original Post | Stuff NZ article | NewsHub Digital Post Today [...]

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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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Steve Hansen – A Leadership Legend In Our Midst

By | 2015-11-02T16:27:58+00:00 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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LESS IS MORE – MORE OR LESS

By | 2015-04-19T17:35:03+00:00 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 [...]

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