Reformation of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Central Hawke's Bay
On the first day of Riḍván, believers from across the locality gathered for the election of the Local Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís of Central Hawke’s Bay.
The election of this Local Spiritual Assembly lends a propitious beginning to the fourth year of the Five Year Plan, and brings the total number of these local pillars of the New Zealand Bahá'í community to thirty-six.
The Local Assembly of Central Hawke’s Bay will join all Local Assemblies in striving to strengthen the spiritual and social fabric of the community, in promoting the spiritual education of children and young people, in assessing the community’s resources, in organising the Nineteen Day Feast, in ensuring the talents of community members contribute towards progress, and in becoming intimately concerned with the wellbeing of the wider community.
“The establishment and strong growth of Local Spiritual Assemblies is one of the most fundamental requirements for the spread of the Message of Bahá’u’lláh, the development of Bahá’í community life and the emergence of a transformed society.” —Universal House of Justice