Waitangi - Wainui Beach Church MissionaryKo Hikurangi te Maunga,
ko Makatote te Awa,
ko Ngati Porou te Iwi,
Ko Te Aitanga a Mate te Hapu

Kia ora my name is Waitangi Kupenga.  In 2016 I had a dream that the the Holy Spirit took me by the hand and led me up and down the streets of Ruatoria. I eventually arrived at a property where there was a blue fire around the boundary of it, and I was cleaning the cobwebs in a big old woolshed. I believed that God was calling me back to my hometown and after much prayer and counsel submitted this to the WBC leadership. I was commissioned in November as a missionary to Ruatoria (East Coast). Since arriving in Ruatoria I have become involved in ‘Bible in Schools’. Rev Pane Kawhia and I both have hearts for the nations and missions and so we meet regularly to wait on God in prayer for this. I have also been supporting the Tairawhiti Christian Freedom Fellowship (established in Oct 2016) to implement fresh vision in terms of prayer, worship, discipleship etc. Thank you very much for your support. I really appreciate the love.

kathleneKia ora! My name is Kathlene. I was born and raised in Auckland. I have had the privilege of going through medical school then working as a doctor at Gisborne Hospital. I was blessed to be a part of the WBC community while in Gisborne. Through multiple circumstances, 2 years ago God called me to the nation of Haiti. He has since been breaking my heart for the people and the land. This year (2017) he finally sent me off to be his hands and feet and to be a part of what he is doing in Haiti. I am working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and am a part of a team pioneering a long term base in the town of Cap-Haitien. Our vision is to work with and raise up the youth of Haiti, to start a community development centre, and eventually a University of the Nations to continue to train the next change makers and leaders of Haiti.

Bondye beni ou, God bless you.


Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events - Sept

6 SEPT: Monthly prayer 7.30-8.30pm
10 SEPT:  7pm at 44 Douglas St, Okitu.  Q & A on the Couch with the Duncans

11 SEPT:  7pm at 6 Cleary Rd, Wainui.  Mick & Ruby on Leadership/Neighbourhood Justice Initiatives
12, 13, 14 SEPT: Growth Groups [also 26, 27, 28 Sept]
24 SEPT: Newcomers' Dinner 5.00pm. Invites to come

Sept 2017 News Sheet - PDF 83Kb


Please help us to keep the blue mat area, rear of the hall, as a safe space for mums & bubs under 2yrs only.

In the event of the above the protocol is:
Fire: Follow the exits. Assemble in the car park.
Earthquake: “Turtles” or take cover under seats
Tsunami: “Long and Slow – Up You Go”. Once the quake subsides we head up past room 5, toward the hills - collecting your children enroute.


  1. Beware Bee Hives en route to creche.
  2. The gym cupboard is unsafe. No playing inside it.
  3. Keep alert re kids in the car park.