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Throughout the years many friends have settled in New Zealand as pioneers. Today, many friends are arising to fulfil goals of homefront pioneering. The National Spiritual Assembly shares its gratitude to all these friends, encourages others to consider this area of service, and offers a compilation of guidance as a resource for study.
“Between now and this festival spanning 29 and 30 October, the most befitting gift each of us can offer the Blessed Báb is widening the circle of those who will want to celebrate with us the greatness of this Day.” The National Assembly shares its loving encouragement in a letter and video message.
The National Spiritual Assembly has three main areas of focus for the fourth year of the current Five Year Plan (176 B.E.)
Why Bahá’ís stand by the principle of non-involvement in partisan politics.
Commissioned by the Universal House of Justice, this film will enhance our bicentenary efforts.
Every devotional gathering established is a “much-needed response to humanity’s growing estrangement from the Source of hope and bounty” that kindles the flame of love in the heart.
He Raranga Hou - National Bahá'í Teaching Conference, held in Christchurch and Auckland simultaneously over the weekend of 24-26 May 2019 met the expectations of the National Spiritual Assembly. The two Regional Bahá'í Councils and all helpers are warmly thanked for their dedicated efforts towards achieving this outcome.
The National Assembly is confident that by each individual’s wholehearted efforts, however humble, in the community-building process in our country, we will witness, day by day, a greater contrast between this emerging pattern of community life and the decaying social order around us.
Members of Board of Trustees of Huqúqu’lláh, the Counsellor and National Spiritual Assembly consult together about the mighty law of Huqúqu'lláh.
Announcement of membership and officers of the National Spiritual Assembly.
The National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Australia has sent a loving letter to its sister Assembly to convey its deep solidarity and earnest prayers at this time in the lives of our two nations following the Christchurch tragedy.
Facilitators are preparing for the National Bahá’í Teaching Conference - how are you preparing for the conference?
Following the establishment of the Bahá'í International Development Organisation at the Bahá'í World Centre, the National Assembly wrote to the Universal House of Justice to convey its profound gratitude and joy.
On 10 February 2019, over 389 individuals gathered in 14 locations to participate in unit conventions.
At these conventions, the Bahá’ís vote by secret ballot for delegates who are duly responsible to elect the nine persons to serve on the National Spiritual Assembly for the term of one administrative year.
As the New Zealand nation goes through a period of reflection and soul searching, myriad opportunities are opened before the friends to cast the light of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation ever wider.
The National Assembly and Regional Councils have decided to extend the summer prayer campaign to Ridván, and we eagerly seek your continued offerings of prayer for meeting the goals of the Plan.
All friends are lovingly encouraged to perhaps make this year’s Ayyám-i-Há particularly special by giving a gift of love to the National Fund. Ensuring that we meet the financial needs of the Faith for the year will enable us to enter the final year of the Five Year Plan on a strong footing, able to meet the goals with confidence and surety.
The National Spiritual Assembly addresses “each dear soul who has conscientiously honoured the divine system of the Bahá’í electoral and consultative process by being present at your Unit Convention.“ It directs their eyes, hearts and minds towards the three recent “magnificent messages” from the Supreme Institution and offers reflection questions to stimulate consultation.
Some 900 friends participated in the North and South Island Bahá’í Summer Schools held December 2018 and January 2019. Many participants were inspired to take action over the coming months, and nearly 500 specific acts of service were pledged.
The principle that governs the functioning of all Bahá'í institutions is service to the needs and well-being of the community, and Summer Schools are no exception.