Abreviations Used On This Website

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

Please Don’t Confuse Sunday Trading With The Sabbath

By | 2016-08-25T10:21:53+12:00 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+12:00 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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Why I Burnt My Chiefs Rugby Jersey

By | 2016-08-10T17:44:56+12:00 August 5th, 2016|Categories: Equality, Human Rights, Rant of the Day, Thinking|

On Monday 1 August 2016 the Chiefs Super Rugby team had their Mad Monday celebrations, which by the way, was the first time I had heard of such a thing. For some stupid reason the players hired a stripper and everything went downhill from there. I was so disgusted with that, and then the allegations of inappropriate [...]

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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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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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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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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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Between the Boundaries

By | 2018-06-06T04:19:14+12:00 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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49.364 – Turning 50

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:36+12:00 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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Lost and Found

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:37+12:00 March 1st, 2012|Categories: NZBMS Articles, Thinking|Tags: , |

In 1968, my Mum and Dad took my two sisters and me to live in a small village in north-east Thailand called Mahasarakham. My father was in the New Zealand Army, and they were training the Thai Roading Department on how to build highways. We lived there for two and a half years. A few weeks [...]

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Faith and Money can co-exist

By | 2017-04-11T14:50:55+12:00 July 27th, 2009|Categories: Thinking|

I once heard the phrase... "if things are not going well in your life, first look at what you are giving away."As a Christian I was taught very strongly about the concept of tithing. That is, giving a portion of your earnings to God. There are lots of different theories on it from giving 10% to [...]

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