CELEBRATING 175 YEARS OF BIBLE MISSION

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Bible Society is turning 175 this year and you’re invited to celebrate it with us.

Register for an event closest to you here.



We would like to invite you to celebrate our 175TH anniversary with us!

Join us at an event as we look back at the early story of the Bible in Aotearoa, and hear from some of the people who have shaped Bible Society’s mission over the years – our supporters.

These free events will be interactive with plenty to look at and learn about.

Our celebration roadshow is visiting 17 towns and cities around the country, so we will be coming to a place near you. 

Register for one of our 175TH anniversary events

Spaces are limited, so click on the event you want to attend below and then click register to secure your spot today! There is no cost to register. However, there will be an opportunity at the event to contribute a koha or you can do that now here.

North Island

Whangarei

City/Town: Whangarei
Date: Saturday, 8th May
Venue: Church Hall, Whangarei Anglican
Venue Address: 2B Kamo Road
Start time: 3 pm

Click here to register

Auckland - North

City/Town: Auckland
Date: Saturday, 11th September
Venue: Windsor Park Centre
Venue Address: 550 East Coast Road
Start time: 7 pm

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Auckland - West

City/Town: Auckland
Date: Saturday, 18th September
Venue: Church Unlimited
Venue Address: 3 te Atatu Road, Glendene
Start time: 7 pm

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Auckland - South/East

City/Town: Auckland
Date: Saturday, 25th September
Venue: C3 Church Ellerslie
Venue Address: 20 Cawley Street, Ellerslie
Start time: 7 pm

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Hamilton

City/Town: Hamilton
Date: Saturday, 15th May
Venue: Central Court, Hamilton Gardens Pavilion
Venue Address: Hungerford Crescent
Start time: 7 pm

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Matamata

City/Town: Matamata
Date: Saturday, 1st May
Venue: Memorial Hall, Matamata-Piako Civic and Memorial Centre
Venue Address: 11 Tainui Street
Start time: 3 pm

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Tauranga

City/Town: Tauranga
Date: Saturday, 22nd May
Venue: St Peters in the City
Venue Address: 130 Spring Street
Start time: 7 pm 

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Rotorua

City/Town: Rotorua
Date: Friday, 21st May
Venue: Harvest Centre 
Venue Address: 324 Malfroy Road
Start time: 7 pm

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Gisborne

City/Town: Gisborne
Date: Friday, 28th May
Venue: Lawson Field Theatre
Venue Address: 7 Fitzherbert Street
Start time: 7 pm

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New Plymouth

City/Town: New Plymouth
Date: Friday, 30th April
Venue: St Andrew’s Church Hall
Venue Address: 72 Liardet Street
Start time: 7 pm

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Napier/Hastings

City/Town: Napier
Date: Saturday, 29 May
Venue: Napier Baptist Church
Venue Address: 36 Riverbend Road
Start time: 7 pm 

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Palmerston North

City/Town: Palmerston North
Date: Saturday, 28th August
Venue: All Saints on the Square
Venue Address: 338 Church Street
Start time: 3 pm

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Wellington

City/Town: Wellington
Date: Saturday, 4th September
Venue: Lower Hutt Events Centre – The Town Hall
Venue Address: 30c Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Start time: 7 pm

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South Island

Nelson

City/Town: Nelson
Date: Saturday, 24th April
Venue: The Headingly Centre
Venue Address: 452 Lower Queen Street, Richmond
Start time: 3 pm

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Greymouth

City/Town: Greymouth
Date: Friday, 23rd April
Venue: Greymouth Baptist
Venue Address: 76 High St
Start time: 7 pm

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Christchurch

City/Town: Christchurch
Date: Saturday, 17th April
Venue: Aldersgate Centre
Venue Address: 309 Durham Street North
Start time: 7 pm

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Timaru

City/Town: Timaru
Date: Friday, 16th April
Venue: Life Church Timaru
Venue Address: 134 Morgans Road Timaru
Start time: 7 pm

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Dunedin

City/Town: Dunedin
Date: Saturday, 10th April
Venue: Dunedin City Baptist Church
Venue Address: 19 Main South Rd
Start time: 7 pm

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Invercargill

City/Town: Invercargill
Date: Friday, 9th April
Venue: Lindisfarne Methodist Community Centre
Venue Address: 22 Lindisfarne St
Start time: 7 pm

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Koha to support the 175TH anniversary events

Simply use the secure form below to make a koha of your own choice. Your gift will go towards the travel, printing, venue and catering expenses for these events.

All donations of $5 or more are eligible for a donation rebate.



*Note: if this appeal is oversubscribed, we will direct the funds where most needed.