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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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Plating Grace

Father Leo Patalinghug has a unique message centering around food and God’s love.  His ministry Plating Grace is about bringing families back to the dinner table through preparing and sharing a meal together and in doing so strengthening family bonds.  Father Leo is visiting New Zealand for 'The Family Banquet' in November, he spoke to Andrew about this and his ministry.  For tickets and information on the Family Banquet, click here

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Are Angels For Real?

Myk Habets is a theology lecturer from Carey College and answers your questions every week. If you have a question email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Interserve in Lebanon

Interserve is committed to serving and sharing Christ in some of the hardest places in the world.  Interserve Partner Nina joined Andrew in studio to talk about her experiences serving drug-addicted young women, refugees and war-torn children in Lebanon.  

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Bird of the Year

The wood pigeon or kererū has taken out the Forest and Bird 2018 Bird of the Year campaign.  Andrew spoke with Megan Hubscher from Forest and Bird about this years competition.

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