South Island Notices



SANCO News New Zealand

The latest Sanco News (Sanitarium) is now available.

In this issue:

  • So Good Garden of Goodness
  • World Vision Youth Ambassador Uganda Mission
  • Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Breaks New Record!
  • And more… click here to read

Are you a Digital Disciple?

While the world spends more and more time engaged in the digital space, Christ-followers everywhere are realising the need to engage with others in this space.  But how do we do this effectively? Join the Facebook group Digital Discipleship in the Seventh-day Adventist Church and connect with young, passionate Seventh-day Adventists who are trailblazers in the Digital Discipleship arena. Founded by Rachel Lemon Aitkens and now supported by the Australian Union Conference, members on this page get what it takes to connect with others via digital media. They pour their time and effort into creating resources for others to use as well as actively sharing Jesus in the digital space. Join the group today and dialogue with other like-minded individuals on how to be an effective Digital Disciple.


Answers to Prayers – Please share with us

He does it all the time! He hears before we even speak! He cares and He answers! Please share with us the answers to your prayers. The little ones and the big ones! We would like to share your story on our weekly South News, website and social media in a series “Answers to Prayers” written by you. 300-500 words. We look forward to hearing from you. You can e-mail your experiences to us at snzconf@adventist, Any questions please e-mail

– Lindita Vani, Communications, South New Zealand Conference

Are you an Adventist Vet?

I’m a first year Veterinary Science student at the University of Bristol, England, and would very much like to contact other Adventist Vets, Vet nurses and students as I have yet to come across any other Adventist in his profession. I would also appreciate getting in contact with Adventists who keep animals for a living, such as farmers or breeders. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to become a vet and would like to contact others in order to gain insight into their relationship with this profession particularly as Adventists. If you are someone who works in this field or know Vets, farmers, etc. in your church, please contact me by email at This would be very much appreciated!


CHIP Training

Would you like to train to run a CHIP program in your church? This is a fantastic evangelistic tool and one that is well received by our communities. Katie Snyder & Kerry Gosset are ready to take you through the training and are looking for expressions of interest from anyone wanting to get involved with this program. Please phone Kerry on 03 3183 702 or 0275 365 139


Employment: Registered ECE Teacher

Papatoetoe Footsteps Community Preschool

Our Christian Special Character Centre is seeking an ECE QUALIFIED & FULLY REGISTERED, committed, passionate and creative teacher to join our team.

We are a community-based Centre, dedicated to growing warm and loving relationships with our children and families so that we can invest in their lives in meaningful ways.

The Centre is supportive and fun loving, with 2 classrooms catering for 2-5 year olds. Our curriculum is strongly focused on helping children connect to Jesus and flourish with Spirit led values.

The role provides opportunities to work with the classroom Lead Teacher to implement the vision and mission of the Centre, to supervise and deeply connect with students, their families and staff and to take on further responsibilities.

If you are intrigued or interested in joining our team or wanting to know more please apply!

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.

Please contact: Centre Manager, Footsteps Community Preschool. Email:

Applications close 11 May, 2018.


Employment: South Auckland Seventh-day Adventist School, Auckland

Scale A, Year 1 Teacher (tagged). Start date as 30th April, Term 2, 2018.

We seek a passionate and dynamic Year 1 Teacher to join our team in growing creative and innovative learners in our special character environment. There are opportunities for leadership in growing collaborative, future thinking teaching and learning.  A willingness and ability to take part in religious instruction and uphold the Special Seventh-day Adventist Character of the school is a condition of employment. Commencing Term 2.

Applications close Friday 20th April, 5 pm, 2018. Please email your CV, covering letter with 3 nominated references to the Principal.  Email –


Employment: Assistant Accountant

Seventh-day Adventist Church – New Zealand Pacific Region

Auckland Based

The New Zealand Pacific Region of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is seeking a degree qualified person to fill the role of Assistant Accountant.  Assisting with the various accounting functions of the regional administration office, the successful applicant will be able to meet the following essential criteria;

  1. Must be a practising baptised member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church with a strong commitment to its mission
  2. Hold a Bachelor of Business degree, or equivalent, with a major in Accounting
  3. Hold the relevant permits to be able to work in New Zealand
  4. Be willing and able to readily travel outside of Auckland as the role requires from time to time, travel that may include both domestic and international travel
  5. Strong computer skills including accounting packages and spreadsheets

Prior experience in a similar role, while not essential, will be an advantage.

Interested persons should email their CV and a covering letter to;

Mr Graeme Drinkall
Secretary Treasurer

Applications Close April 26, 2018

Employment: Registered Teacher (ECE or Primary) Required – Christchurch

The successful applicant will be a registered or provisionally registered teacher, and be able to work within our Christian Samoan Character. Opening hours are 7:30am to 5:30pm, and licenced for children from 6mths to 6yrs. We are looking for a confident, energetic, self-motivated, and well organised person, with excellent communication skills. Join our enthusiastic and fun team, with supportive families and employers.

For application forms and detailed job description please contact Naomi Galbraith at or phone 03 366-6679.

Applications close 20th April 2018


Employment: Office Administrator

Tauranga Adventist School. Job Starting Term 3, 2018.

We are seeking a School Office Administrator.  You will be an essential member of the Administration team and will be responsible for contributing to the smooth operation and on-going support within our school. This position is permanent, part-time, term time only, 8.00am to 3.30pm, five days per week.

We require a highly skilled professional who is proactive, a confident team player with excellent communication, organisation and customer service skills. This position has extensive contact with students, staff and visitors and requires a high standard of professionalism with effective and efficient support to the Principal.

An application form and full job description is available upon request by emailing the principal.

Applications close Friday 27 April 2018. Please forward a completed application form, cover letter including a detailed CV and three references to the Principal via post or email:
Post: The Principal, PO Box 16052, Bethlehem, Tauranga 3147
Ph: (07) 579 2505


Employment: Senior Case Officer – Offender & Investigations Management Services – AdSAFE

South Pacific Division, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia

Join AdSAFE in its provision of protective services for children and vulnerable persons across the Seventh-day Adventist entities. Apply today or contact AdSAFE for more information.

Applications Close: 22 Apr 2018


Employment: Case Officer – Survivor Service – AdSAFE

South Pacific Division, Wahroonga, NSW, Australia

Great opportunity available to join AdSAFE in its provision of protective services for children and vulnerable persons across the Seventh-day Adventist entities. Apply today or contact AdSAFE for more information.

Applications Close: 22 Apr 2018

For more information and to make your application, please click –


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