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Justice and the Church

Issues of justice are being explored at the upcoming Justice Conference in November.  Author and teacher Michael Frost is looking at Justice and the Church at the conference.  He spoke with Andrew about this.

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Labour Weekend Gardening

Traditionally Labour Weekend has been seen as a great time for gardeners.  Sarah the Gardener shared with Diane some tips around what to do in the garden during the weekend.

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The Anger of Angels

Award winning NZ author Sherryl Jordan has written a new book called 'The Anger of Angels'.  The story set in Renaissance Italy looks at the issue of freedom of speech through the story of a court jester and his daughter.  Sherryl joined Diane by phone to talk about her latest novel.  

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Self Care

Consultant Tanya Unkovich talked with Andrew about the importance of self care.

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Mastering Small Talk

Social settings can be a massive source of anxiety for some, how to master small talk is something Nerida chatted with Mike Diggins from Toastmasters about.

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Baboons on Balloons

Point Chevalier Primary School is launching a new book next week called Baboons on Balloons.  Written by one of its students and illustrated by all 671 students at the school the book, is a heartwarming story of resilience.  Author Jen Gibbs was involved with the project and joined Andrew in studio to talk about how Baboons on Balloons came about. 

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Lunchbox Guilt

There's often a lot of comparison with what kids take to school for lunch.  Nutritionist Jennifer Bowden talked with Andrew about some of the guilt associated with different lunchbox options and spoke about the bigger picture when it comes to feeding our kids.  

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Zest Cafe Locked in for Tauranga Pit Stop!

All the Notes for Thursday 18th October


Random Things we Talked about 

Planning for the Rhema Roadie is underway!

Dan and Tom are hitting Tauranga on Tuesday the 6th of November at 7:30 at Zest Cafe in Greerton!

We'll shout you the coffee - just turn up! Or better yet, email us with your coffee order and we'll have that piping hot and ready for you!

Zest-Cafe-Tauranga

Your Rhema Verse of the Day

Friends come and friends go,
but a true friend sticks by you like family.

Proverbs 18:24

I read some stats last week in prep for message on Friendship: 25% of Americans had no one they consider as a close friend. No wonder we’re not healthy. It is not good for man to be alone.

Close spiritual friends — the kind that can hold us accountable when we need it, build us up when we're down, or celebrate with us when we've enjoyed success — are truly rare. So many people are lonely; they're lonely for something, or better yet, someone, they've never experienced. We have a tendency in modern western culture to have acquaintances and companions instead of friends and partners. When things go poorly, when we have nothing to offer to them, acquaintances can run away in times of trouble, or fade away if things are long and protracted. There are, however, true friends whose commitment and dedication are deeper than even physical family.

Today's verse brought to you by the Bible Society handbook for the bible. Check out BibleFieldGuide.com to get this great resource.

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Kiwi Buy

The Salvation Army has been looking into New Zealand's rental market, in a new paper called ‘Beyond Renting’.  The paper forecasts a bleak outlook for the private rental housing market.  To meet future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing.  Report author Alan Johnson spoke to Andrew about going from a Kiwi Build scheme to Kiwi Buy.

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