Abreviations Used On This Website

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

1 Ray of Sunshine OR 50 Shades of Grey

By | 2015-02-13T08:00:36+00:00 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+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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How Many Slaves Will Be Working For You This Christmas?

By | 2014-12-03T21:19:47+00:00 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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Are you still learning?

By | 2014-10-26T15:18:11+00:00 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+00:00 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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Worlds First SAS Abolition Ambassador Inducted

By | 2014-09-12T09:16:01+00:00 September 4th, 2014|Categories: Peter Mihaere, Press Release, SAS-News|

Well known entertainer, Lapi Mariner, was inducted today as the worlds first SAS Abolition Ambassador at the Stand Against Slavery (SAS) offices in Penrose, Auckland, NZ. Entertainer Lapi Mariner with the SAS team of Richard Nauck, Peter Mihaere, Steph Lambert, and Nicola Winthrop. What is becoming a fairly normal trend of late, SAS is [...]

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Between the Boundaries

By | 2015-01-01T10:55:53+00:00 August 9th, 2014|Categories: Peter Mihaere, Study, Thinking|

As part of my Masters studies we have been talking recently about our timelines, phases and sub-phases in our lives and the transitions between these.  These transitions are also referred to as boundaries.  It is suggested that each of us has probably four major phases in our lives.  The first Phase is our growing up and [...]

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Freedom – Coming Soon

By | 2014-08-07T09:48:54+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Peter Mihaere|

I was invited to view the up coming movie Freedom yesterday.  Spoiler Alert: No worries, I'm not expanding too much on what is already available in the public arena. Director Peter Cousens commented in his introduction that Heritage Films saw this as a prequel to the critically acclaimed movie about William Wilberforce called Amazing Grace.  As I [...]

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The Week Ending 25 July 2014

By | 2014-09-12T09:08:08+00:00 July 25th, 2014|Categories: Peter Mihaere, Week In Review|

I can't promise we'll do this every week, but on a semi-regular basis it's good to look back on the week that's been and reflect on what we have done to pursue the goal of ending slavery as we know it.  There is a risk of putting all the tid bits of the week, which we [...]

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Phase One Establishment

By | 2013-11-02T19:27:40+00:00 November 2nd, 2013|Categories: Peter Mihaere|

Stand Against Slavery, an organisation that exists to 'fight for a world where freedom reigns' is pleased be launching on the 8th November 2013 at the annual gathering of the Baptist Churches of Aotearoa, New Zealand. The genesis of the organisation is Baptist, but its vision is to grow a movement of kiwi abolitionists to fight [...]

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49.364 – Turning 50

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:36+00:00 May 29th, 2013|Categories: Peter Mihaere, Thinking|

Today is the last day of being on the upward side of the proverbial hill, but I wonder what's over its crest. Today I am 49 years 364 days old. According to my wife I have already had at least 2 mid-life crises so turning 50 should either be uneventful or roll on mid-life number 3. [...]

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