Waitangi - Wainui Beach Church MissionaryKo Hikurangi te Maunga,
ko Makatote te Awa,
ko Ngati Porou te Iwi,
Ko Te Aitanga a Mate te Hapu

Kia ora my name is Waitangi Kupenga.  In 2016 I had a dream that the the Holy Spirit took me by the hand and led me up and down the streets of Ruatoria. I eventually arrived at a property where there was a blue fire around the boundary of it, and I was cleaning the cobwebs in a big old woolshed. I believed that God was calling me back to my hometown and after much prayer and counsel submitted this to the WBC leadership. I was commissioned in November as a missionary to Ruatoria (East Coast). Since arriving in Ruatoria I have become involved in ‘Bible in Schools’. Rev Pane Kawhia and I both have hearts for the nations and missions and so we meet regularly to wait on God in prayer for this. I have also been supporting the Tairawhiti Christian Freedom Fellowship (established in Oct 2016) to implement fresh vision in terms of prayer, worship, discipleship etc. Thank you very much for your support. I really appreciate the love.

kathleneKia ora! My name is Kathlene. I was born and raised in Auckland. I have had the privilege of going through medical school then working as a doctor at Gisborne Hospital. I was blessed to be a part of the WBC community while in Gisborne. Through multiple circumstances, 2 years ago God called me to the nation of Haiti. He has since been breaking my heart for the people and the land. This year (2017) he finally sent me off to be his hands and feet and to be a part of what he is doing in Haiti. I am working with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) and am a part of a team pioneering a long term base in the town of Cap-Haitien. Our vision is to work with and raise up the youth of Haiti, to start a community development centre, and eventually a University of the Nations to continue to train the next change makers and leaders of Haiti.

Bondye beni ou, God bless you.

NicholasHello! Kumasta po kayo! We are Matt and Cristelle, and this is our son Carson. We both hail from the mighty ‘Naki, but our hearts smile when we think of Turanganui (Gisborne). Matt’s work in Gisborne originally was growing truckloads of watermelons, and Cristelle as a teacher of under 5’s. We love Wainui Beach Church (WBC) and our whanau in God there! God has placed a dream, a calling in us to share Jesus with Filipinos (evangelism), to be part of helping them establish churches and be trained up to teach others Jesus’ words (discipleship/ teaching). We’ll be sent by WBC under the mission organisation OMF. Alongside other preparations for ministry in the Philippines, Matt has undertaken a short- term assistant pastor role in Auckland. Currently we are trusting Jesus for financial support to get to the Philippines. We're excited to be part of what God is doing in the Philippines, and to work with those who have not read the Bible themselves or heard that Jesus wants to be friends with them. Thank you for your encouragement and support!

Gisborne Church News

Upcoming Events August

31 JULY – Dessert & Coffee Evening, Newcomers Team + GGs
5 AUG - 50s+ Coffee & Connection Group, 1pm at the Museum Cafe
7 AUG - Day of Fasting and Prayer Together, hui 7.30pm 6 Cleary Rd
11 AUG – Combined Churches Te Haahi Evening Service, 5.30pm @ HOB
12-15 AUG – Growth Groups + Te Haahi Duty Week 12-18 August
22-24 AUG – Vineyard Kotahitanga Conference
23 AUG – Combined Churches Prayer for the City, AOG, 7pm till late
26-29 AUG – Growth Groups
1 SEPT – Fathers’ Day Fun Day: 10am Service, Picnic, Soccer
7-8 SEPT – Evangelistic Event & WBC Guest Speaker Ian McCormack

August 2019 Newsletter - PDF 141Kb


Please help us to keep the blue mat area, rear of the hall, as a safe space for mums & bubs under 2yrs only.
Under 5s: Parent helpers please check outdoor playground equipment is securely in place. Children under 5 years only at the playcenter.

In the event of the above the protocol is:
Fire: Follow the exits. Assemble in the car park.
Earthquake: “Turtles” or take cover under seats
Tsunami: “Long and Slow – Up You Go”. Once the quake subsides we head up past room 5, toward the hills - collecting your children enroute.


  1. Beware Bee Hives en route to creche.
  2. The gym cupboard is unsafe. No playing inside it.
  3. Keep alert re kids in the car park.



Wainui Beach Vineyard is a part of the Vineyard Aotearoa movement.