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Shine TV: We need your money!

No.. its true.. we do.. Shine TV is a national TV station here in New Zealand, devoted to Christian content. We have a fairly unique way of presenting our stuff, and “the way we do it” is slow revolutionising the way Christian TV is done… United Christian Broadcasting, which sprang from the organisation that runs Shine, is responsible for uniting something like 30 countries and helping spread the message about Jesus via media of all kinds. Rhema Broadcasting is the first independant national Christian broadcaster in the world. We’ve been doing it for something like 30 years and are completely donation/subscriber

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Another Earthquake in New Zealand

A magnitude 5.5 tremor rattled the quake-prone New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, sending people fleeing from buildings, and boulders tumbling down hillsides. via Powerful quake rattles New Zealand city | Reuters. That city has had it rough the last few months, and it seems it is getting no better.

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The Shortland Street coffee mug

Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera, and is near to the worst program I have seen on television. Only the British soap opera EastEnders would beat it to the bottom. Last week, the writers of Shortland Street were discussing the latest goings-on in the Street while having coffee, when one of them noticed a familiar figure in the froth in the bottom of her mug. It was the Virgin Mary. One of the writers told TVNZ: Everyone has reacted the same really. People come in disbelieving – they walk over and have a look and then they

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Prayers for the People of New Zealand

I woke up this morning to see the reports of 65 people dead in the small country of New Zealand. I can safely say that I have friends there, although not in Christchurch as far as I know. A 6.3-magnitude earthquake rocked the southern New Zealand city of Christchurch Tuesday, killing dozens, collapsing buildings and cracking streets. … New Zealand’s 3 News television station said that by 10:30 p.m. Tuesday local time (4:30 a.m. ET) that there were reports of at least 125 people being rescued. However, it added that Mayor Bob Parker estimated that more than 100 people

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I told you that New Zealanders were out of this world (crazy)

Could New Zealand become a new hot spot for close encounters? Just days after New Zealand authorities released 2,000 pages of previously classified UFO X-Files, mysterious lights were spotted over three locations. New Zealand’s news service reports that on Sunday, Boxing Day in that country, unexplained orange and red lights appeared above Napier, Taranaki and Christchurch. UFOs Buzz New Zealand After X-Files Release. Odd? Crazy? Nope – just normal for the land of the hobbits.


Todd Bentley to head Down Under

Todd Bentley is planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand.

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Do I hate Americans?

Well, the simple answer is no. I dont live in the USA, never have, but I am married to an American. However, an American friend recently asked me (and a few other non-americans) why we hated her. My wife also, for the first few years in NZ, asked me why I hated her too. Well, the simple answer “its all about you huh?”. I dont hate “any” American in particular, that would just be insane. What I do hate is the institution, “America” – or rather, what it has become. I hate that your culture pervades our media, that