News Releases

Samoa Prime Minister Asks for Church Leaders' Help With Diabetes Prevention

Helping their citizens live long healthy lives is a priority of countries around the world and a challenge in most nations. Samoa, along with neighbouring islands, has a very high incidence of type 2 diabetes among its people.

Latter-day Saint Youth Gather at Faith-Building Conference in Auckland

Last week over 1000 youth from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints across the Auckland / Northland region and the Cook Islands assembled at Auckland's King's College for a conference called "For the Strength of Youth."

Australian Couple Helps Latter-day Saint Missionaries Begin Their Service 

Australian couple, John and Kathryn Gibson, have spent the last two years helping young missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin their service.

Six Kiwis to Lead Latter-day Saint Missionaries in Asia-Pacific

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has asked John R. Higgins, Michael J. Fermanis and Newman N. Soloai, all New Zealanders, to serve as new mission presidents. They, along with their wives, are expected to lead the Church’s missionary efforts in their respective areas over the course of the next three years, beginning in July, 2017.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

‘Light the World’ Initiative Encourages Year-Round Service

Millions of people around the world participated in the “Light the World” initiative during the Christmas season. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints launched the online initiative November 25 on mormon.org to invite people around the world to follow Jesus Christ’s example by serving others.

Senior Missionaries Gather in Hamilton New Zealand

A group of senior missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and some of their friends, visited the Hamilton New Zealand Temple and the nearby Visitors’ Centre yesterday.

Elder and Sister Haleck Meet with Government Leaders, Church Members and Missionaries in Kiribati

Elder O. Vincent Haleck, president of the Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, accompanied by his wife, Sister Peggy Haleck, visited with Church leaders, members and missionaries last week in Kiribati.

Kiwi Youth Come Together for Week-Long Conference

Hundreds of young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from across New Zealand have descended on Auckland's King's College this week to take part in a special youth conference.

Pacific Area Presidency Shares Priorities for 2017

Members of the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—Elder O. Vincent Haleck, Elder S. Gifford Nielsen and Elder Craig A. Cardon—released a new video this month, aimed at helping members of the Church in the Pacific Area to set and achieve personal and family goals in 2017.

Auckland Father and Daughter Invited to ‘Sing with Angels’

Albert Niuelua and his daughter Peyton Niuelua from Auckland, New Zealand were thrilled to sing with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at its weekly rehearsal.