News Releases

New Church Building Dedicated in Auckland During a Weekend of Celebration

Members and friends of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Auckland gathered to celebrate the completion of a new church building 

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Latter-day Saints Around the World

From Newsroom (Salt Lake City) Another update on how coronavirus is impacting Latter-day Saints around the world. 

Church Makes Submission to Samoa Parliamentary Select Committee

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a submission to a Samoa Parliamentary Select Committee on Thursday, 30 July 2020.

Auckland Family History Expo Will Be All About Connecting Families

Mike Higgins, Family History Manager for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the South Pacific, and FamilySearch International representative, will speak at this year’s Auckland Family History Expo this weekend.

Tahitian Teen Stays Busy Learning, Serving and Growing

After weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 14-year-old Kuhio Maraetefau, from Tahiti, decided to organise a camp for his friends, for their first post-quarantine activity.


New Zealand-Māori Church Leader Reflects on his Father's Advice 

Ben Matthews, Bishop of the Wainuiomata Ward (congregation) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, began studying Japanese as a 13-year-old middle school student on the recommendation of his father. Following that advice has  blessed his life. 

Church Submission Regarding the Samoa Constitution Amendment Bill 2020, Land and Titles Bill 2020, and Judicature Bill 2020 (2020 Draft Bills)

Church submission to the Samoan Parliamentary Select Committee regarding three proposed bills and their impact on fundamental human rights including the freedom of religion, in English and Samoan. 

'How Was Your Sabbath Day?'

On any given Sunday in the Pacific Area there are about 150,000 members participating in Church meetings in our 1,252 units. Most of our members are once again attending Church in our buildings and yet some continue to worship on the Sabbath in their homes due to government restrictions around the Covid-19 pandemic.

Beanies and Scarves Warm Orphaned Children

Children in the one of the poorest orphanages in Northern Myanmar, a country in Southeast Asia, will be warmer this winter thanks to the beanies and scarves created by the women’s service organisation (The Relief Society) of the Gold Coast Australia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Young Rugby Player Helps New Zealanders Tackle Life's Challenges with Faith

As a Waikato representative rugby player with a potential professional career, Elder Dion Keogh chose first to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a decision he had already made when just a boy.