Last Sunday we celebrated the renaming of our auditorium as “Whare Karakia/Sactuary”.

This was a wonderful celebration of what this space was always intended to be, a house (whare) of prayer (karakia), a place of refuge (sanctuary).

It renames the space for what it is, and perhaps gives us a picture of what it could be.

Alongside this we installed a range of bi-cultural signage as part of our efforts to be a whānau who honour the treaty and seek reconciliation for all people.