Celebrate our 175th Birthday with us today!

Thank you for all your support in enabling Bible Society NZ to help make the Bible accessible to everyone and encouraging interaction with it for the past 175 years.

As a sign of gratitude, we invite you to watch the special message Neels recorded for you along with the most popular videos from our 175th events – Ngāti Torehina’s encounter with God and Tārore’s Story and The Supporters of Bible Society NZ. (see below)

Special birthday message from Neels


Many know the story of Christmas Day, 1814, when Rev Samuel Marsden stepped ashore at Oihi and shared the Gospel message with an estimated 300 Māori. But, in this powerful video, Te Hurihanga Rihari, a direct descendant of Māori that invited Marsden to Aotearoa, shares the little-known story that this wasn’t the first time Ngāti Torehina had encountered God. Some 500 years prior to the arrival of the Bible, his people lived at Rangihioua under the blessing of God.

The Story of Tārore

This story of forgiveness and reconciliation begins with a 12-year-old Māori girl named Tārore, who was murdered in the Waikato in 1838. To discover how this event was instrumental in spreading Christianity around the North Island and throughout New Zealand, watch Mokoro Gillett from Ngāti Hauā recount Tārore’s story in the video below.

Supporters of Bible Society NZ

There is a Māori proverb that says:

“He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.”
“What is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.”

That sums up what is at the heart of our mission organisation – it’s our generous supporters who enable us to continue to help make the Bible accessible to everyone and encourage interaction with it.

In the video below, you will discover the lengths our supporters have gone to help bring Bibles to people in New Zealand and around the world.

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