News Releases

Hamilton News: 'Renovations for New Zealand's Only Latter-day Saints Temple'

"Since 1958, the Hamilton Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has served over 100,000 members of the church in New Zealand and the wider Pacific, but its doors have closed for three years, for much-needed renovations," Hamilton News reported on 18 August.

VIDEO: Elder Gary E. Stevenson Talks with People from Vanuatu about Cyclone Pam

Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints shared a new video on his Facebook page today. The video features conversations he had in Vanuatu with people who experienced 2015's devastating Cyclone Pam.

Temple Weddings Heading Overseas During Temple Closure, Waikato Times Reports

"Isaiah Cowley grew up beside New Zealand's only Mormon temple and expected to get married there," Stuff.co.nz reported on 17 August 2018.

Successful PathwayConnect Graduates Look Forward to Continuing Education

The first PathwayConnect programme in Wellington, New Zealand honoured graduates Sunday evening August 12, 2018.

From Mormon Newsroom (Salt Lake City)

The Name of the Church

President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has made the following statement regarding the name of the Church.

David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre Shortlisted for Architectural Award

The David O. McKay Stake and Cultural Events Centre in the Hamilton suburb of Temple View is among the finalists for this year's New Zealand Architecture Awards.

LDS Charities Teams Up with Local Partners for Successful Handover

Recently, LDS Charities (LDSC), the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in partnership with the Spinal Injury Association (SIA) of Fiji participated in a handover of mobility devices.

North Shore Latter-day Saints and Guests Gather for Stake Conference

Members and guests of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Auckland's North Shore attended the Auckland New Zealand Harbour Stake Conference on 11 and 12 August.

34-Year-Old Man Recalls the Day He Almost Died as a Toddler

"Four-tenths of a second. That's the precise difference, Dan Hanara says, that stood between his life and death when he wandered on to a Hamilton railway line as a toddler."

New Zealand Temple Closes for Renovation

The Hamilton New Zealand Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints recently closed for an extensive renovation.