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Auckland, New Zealand


“Auckland, New Zealand,” Liahona, Jan. 2023.

The Church Is Here

Auckland, New Zealand

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World Map: New Zealand Highlighted
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Auckland Skyline

Photograph from Getty Images

Auckland is the most populous urban area in the country. The first convert to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in New Zealand was baptized in 1854. Today, the Church in New Zealand has:

  • 116,900 members (approximately)

  • 30 stakes, 229 wards and branches, 3 missions

  • 1 temple under renovation in Hamilton, 1 being built in Auckland

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Pacific, New Zealand, Stock Photos

All Things Bear Witness

Fabian and Adrienne Kehoe and their daughter enjoy life on a farm in the Maromaku Valley. “We are grateful for the bounty of this land,” Adrienne says. “And all of these things bear witness of a loving Creator.”

More about the Church in New Zealand

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Pacific, New Zealand, Stock Photos

A mother and daughter in New Zealand share a tender moment together.

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Pacific, New Zealand, Stock Photos

A father and son join their family for weeknight Come, Follow Me study.

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Hamilton New Zealand Temple

The Hamilton New Zealand Temple, currently under renovation, was dedicated in 1958. Another temple is under construction in Auckland.

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New Zealand: Reading the Friend

Children in New Zealand, like children all over the world, enjoy reading the Friend magazine.

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Family in New Zealand

A mother and father teach their children how to feed sheep. Today in New Zealand, there are about five sheep for every person, down from a peak of twenty-two to one in 1982.

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New Zealand: Priesthood meetings

Aaronic Priesthood holders study the gospel together during their quorum meeting.

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Sports

Rugby and the beach are popular throughout New Zealand.