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Audio Recording of 19th Century Mormon Missionary in New Zealand Comes to Light

News Release — 31 JULY 2015

“A unique audio recording has been captured of John Taylor, a Mormon missionary of the 1800s, telling of his experience with the Māori  of Parihaka,” TVNZ reports this week.

Church to Dedicate New Zealand Recreational Facility

News Release — 31 JULY 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will dedicate a new outdoor recreational facility in the Hamilton suburb of Temple View this Saturday (1 August).

Are Mormons and Latter-day Saints the Same?

Background — 31 JULY 2015

From time to time Mormons are asked to clarify what the correct name of their church is, and how to appropriately refer to a member of their religion. 

Latter-day Saint Young Adults Sing National Anthems Before Netball Test Match

Blog Post — 31 JULY 2015

A group of young members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sang the New Zealand and South African national anthems Tuesday night (28 July) to begin a netball test match between the two nations.

LDS Charities Provides Medical Supplies to Solomon Islands Clinics

News Release — 30 JULY 2015

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bid a fond farewell last week to crew members of the USNS Millinocket who had earlier delivered a shipment of much needed medical supplies, donated by Latter-day Saint Charities.

TVNZ Te Karere Program Reports on Māori Hymnal Online Launch

Blog Post — 28 JULY 2015

TVNZ Te Karere news program reported last night on this week's online launch of Ngā Hīmene Hunga Tapu, a collection of hymns in the Māori language.

Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program

News Release — 28 JULY 2015

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders.

Why do Mormons have Temples?

Blog Post — 27 JULY 2015

Mormon temples are the holiest places of worship on earth for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

Church Publishes 1928 Māori Hymnal on Pacific.LDS.org

News Release — 27 JULY 2015

To celebrate Māori Language Week, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints published 134 hymns from the Māori hymnal, Ngā Hīmene Hunga Tapu, on Pacific.lds.org today. 

Brigham Young University Academic Explores Interfaith Relations in ABC Radio Interview

Blog Post — 27 JULY 2015

ABC Radio’s “Sunday Nights” program recently featured an interview with Brigham Young University scholar, Dr Fred E. Woods and ABC presenter, Noel Debien.