God’s Big Story transforming young lives

God’s Big Story transforming young lives

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Around the world: In New Zealand

  • At-risk youth

  • Bible Guides & Bible reading app

  • Bookshop

  • Camps

  • Children & families ministry

  • Holiday programmes

  • Kids' Clubs

  • Leadership development

  • Local youth missions

  • mental health resources

  • Ministry consultants, research and resources

  • Networking and mentoring

  • Youth ministry

Ministry Snapshots

Youth Ministry

SUNZ and our team of Youth Consultants offer adventure-based camps, progressive youth programmes and innovative resources for youth leaders and churches in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Since 1931 our Christian camping experiences have used varied activities to bring campers closer to God: from surf to ski; mountain bike to horseback; boating to story-telling; local mission projects.

Leadership development is a focus of ‘Exodus Prime’ which equips young Christians to be leaders of impact, today and in the future. Students ready to develop personally and as Christian leaders are nominated by their church or school to attend a five-day camp and afterwards receive in-church mentoring for 12 months. Each year of a four-year cycle stands alone but students can return to build on previous learning.

‘E3’ expeditions are 11-day wilderness adventures to develop senior school students. As young people tramp, mountain bike, and kayak or white-water raft through beautiful backcountry New Zealand they are pushed physically and emotionally and are challenged to consider the spiritual implications ahead in life after school.

Camps also run for special groups such as boys without father figures and at-risk youth identified by schools. We’re always looking for new ways to connect today’s generation with our Creator!

Children & Families Ministry

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Your gift will help us to transform
the lives of children in New Zealand.


Contact Details

Scripture Union New Zealand

Head Office
9A Oxford Terrace
Mount Cook
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

Tel: +64 4 385 0485

Postal Address
PO Box 760
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

  • Email

  • www.sunz.org.nz

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Chair: Neil Walbran  

National Director: Hilary Hague

National Youth Ministry Ministry: Neville Bartley

National Children & Families Ministry: Nigel Winder

Head Office Staff

Projects Coordinator: Alice Harper

Marketing Manager: Jamuel Enriquez

Communications Assistant: Janice Hunt

Relationships Manager: Paul Martell

Resources for Life: Vacant

Accountant: Anitha Yadavaraj

Accounts Assistant: Sara Zhao

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Regional Offices

Northern Region

Office Address
6 Madeira Lane
Auckland 1001
New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 379 9363

Postal Address
PO Box 8517
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150


Regional Staff

Auckland Community Enabler: Vacant

North Island Camps Facilitator: Vacant

ChiFam: Andrew Ramsbottom

ChiFam: Annette Osborne

ChiFam: Paul Dadds

Auckland Youth: Andy Banks

Auckland Office Manager: Glenis Silby

Southern Region & SU Camps

Office Address
137 Yarrow Street
Invercargill 9810
New Zealand

Tel: +64 3 214 1834

Postal Address
PO Box 7
Invercargill 9840
New Zealand


Regional Staff

Southern Regional Facilitator: Nigel Winder

South Island Camps Facilitator: Ben Necklen

Camps Administrator: Heather Zwies

Otago/Southland Youth Consultant: Aaron Douglas

ChiFam Canterbury: Vacant

Stay Real Leader (at-risk youth): Richard Starling


Regional Staff

Youth Consultant: Steve Adams

ChiFam: Vacant


Regional Staff

ChiFam: Raewyn Rowney

ChiFam: Liz Eichler

Youth Consultant: Vacant

Nelson Youth Consultant: Vacant

All about New Zealand

  • Population


  • Religion

    Protestant 38.6%, Roman Catholic 12.6%, Maori Christian 1.6%, Hindu 1.6%, Buddhist 1.3%, Other Religions 2.2%, None 32.2%, Other or Unidentified 9.9%

  • Population under 15


  • Official language

    English and Maori

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