News Releases

Church Leadership Changes in Whangarei

On Sunday, 12 March 2017, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy and a member of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints along with Elder Keith P. Walker, also of the Seventy, announced changes in the stake presidency of the Whangarei New Zealand Stake (a group of several congregations).

‘Honour and Remember’ on Relief Society 175th Anniversary

175 years ago today, Joseph Smith, the first president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, organized the Relief Society.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Women of Conscience

The best kind of religious freedom enables women to determine their own beliefs, to speak out when they see shortfalls in the practice of their faith traditions, to choose a different religion and to participate in society. A world where women are empowered to follow their conscience is a world of greater peace and possibility.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Apostle Joins Other Faith Leaders to Share Vision of Marriage and Family

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and other faith leaders spoke at a forum on marriage in New York.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Mormon Women Mark the 175th Anniversary of Relief Society

Members of the Relief Society around the world are marking the 175th anniversary of the world’s largest women’s organization. The Relief Society of Nauvoo was organized by early members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Illinois on March 17, 1842. 

Tahitian Young Single Adults Celebrate Polynesian Culture

More than 80 young single adults gathered in Papeete recently for a three-day activity celebrating the French Polynesian culture.

Faith, Action and Perseverance Help Tahitian Member Start Business 

Samuel Flores knew that it would take both temporal and spiritual preparation, as well as faith, action and perseverance, to fulfill his dream of owning his own business. 

Letter of Hope for a Better Future Turns Man's Life Around

It was just a simple letter. But according to André Wong, it touched his heart and produced a miracle that changed his life.

Latter-day Saint Leaders Attend Funeral Services for Tonga’s Queen Mother

Leaders and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participated in funeral services for Tonga's Queen Mother Halaevalu Mata'aho on Wednesday 1 March in Nuku'alofa.

VIDEO: Pacific Latter-day Saint Women Celebrate 175th Anniversary of Relief Society

Women from across the South Pacific took to their smartphone video cameras recently, responding to an invitation to share their thoughts on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ worldwide organization for women, the Relief Society.