News Releases

Pacific Mormons React to Announcement of New Global Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook

“We will carry on singing” shared Auckland woman, Alice Marie Miller, regarding the announcement on 18 June of major changes that are now underway for two books of sacred music, “Hymns” and the “Children’s Songbook,” belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Hawke's Bay Mormons and Friends Celebrate Diversity at Interfaith Event

On 23 May, the Hawke’s Bay Interfaith Committee hosted an event held at Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) in Napier.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

Latter-day Saint Hymnbook and Children’s Songbook to Be Revised

Two books of sacred music published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are about to undergo significant changes.

Mormon Missionaries Serve at Jewish Holocaust Centre in Wellington, New Zealand

The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Wellington, New Zealand is preparing a travelling memorial for the 1.5 million children killed during the Holocaust.

Wellington Mormon Woman Learns About Fasting as Practiced by Muslims

Wellington woman, Tania Torea, recently accepted an invitation to attend the Annual Iftar—or breaking of fast—hosted by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) and Michael Wood MP.

From Australia Mormon Newsroom

Latter-day Saints Thank Archbishop Julian Porteous For His Teaching on Marriage and Family

The Most Rev Julian C. Porteous DD, Catholic Archbishop of Hobart, received a Family Values Award on 5th June at a special combined faith youth meeting in Hobart.

Hastings Latter-day Saint Recognised on Queen's Birthday Honours List

New Zealand Latter-day Saint, Des K. Ratima, was recognised on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Hawke’s Bay Today reported recently.

Church Leaders Encourage Tongan Latter-day Saints

Elder Ian S. Ardern, Second Counsellor in the Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and his wife, Paula Ardern, recently spent six days in Tonga touring the Tonga Nuku’alofa Mission and providing encouragement and counsel to missionaries and members of the Church.

Mormon Volunteers Make Scarves and Hats for the Elderly

Last week Taonefoou Falesima, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Auckland suburb of Swanson, donated scarves and warm hats to elderly patients at Waitakere Hospital.

LDS Charities Donates Wheelchairs to Residents of Wellington Hospice

LDS Charities, a humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, recently donated 15 wheelchairs to the Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington.