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Going Further is an amazing week of growing relationally and spiritually with a bunch of amazing  young adults and leaders in a beautiful, secluded corner of Aoteoroa New Zealand. This camp experience has helped loads of young adults to see where they fit in God’s story and to forge lifelong relationships and habits that will set them up for a …


The Speaker- Darryl Tempero

Darryl Tempero Darryl is married to Michele, has 3 teenage sons, and lives in Christchurch.  He is a musician, a sports lover, a film buff, a cultural observer, and wonders about God a lot.  He spends time with the Kiwi Church community, a relatively young congregation exploring new ways of being church, part time with Alpine Presbytery helping congregations ask …

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Ponui Island

Also known as Chamberlin’s Island, Ponui Island is situated in the Hauraki Gulf, just south of Waiheke Island. Ponui Island camp has beautiful shoreline camping in large tents just metres from the water and offers loads of no cost activities including kayaking and paddle boarding. Onsite are two large meeting rooms, a cookhouse, showers and some near-world-famous long drop toilets. …

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Who is it for?

Who’s it for? If you are connected to a Pressie or Cooperating Ventures Church, a PIC parish, or Te Aka Puaho,  and aged between 17 and 30 and finished at High School, then this is for you! We have 65 places available at Going Further 2018. Going Further is designed with some subsidisation of cost and transport and limited accommodation, …

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Cost and Registration

  Cost    $279,  Registration includes transport from Kawakawa Bay to Ponui Island, all your food, activities including kayaking, paddle boarding etc and accommodation. Registration Deadlines 31 Jan (unless sold out prior) Where to Register Online Registration Page Travel Subsidies For participants flying from rural New Zealand may apply for a $50 travel subsidy. Travel scholarships are limited and are given on …

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Getting There and Back

  Getting There on Tuesday 6 Feb 2016 We meet at Kawakawa Bay at 12:30pm on Tuesday 6 Feb 2018. Boat leaves at 2:30pm (only boat of the day) Getting Back on Monday 12 Feb 2018 We leave Ponui 3pm Mon 12 Feb. We arrive at Kawakawa Bay at 4pm. Auckland Airport Shuttle A courtesy bus shuttle will leave airport at 11:30am on Tuesday 6 Feb 2018 …

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Contributors & Mentors

      Matt Chamberlin Matt has been part of Howick Presbyterian Church pretty much since he became as Christian as a 22 year old in 1999. Mat started off his work life as a physio but got lured into youth work after losing an argument with God. He now works for PYM as Youth Director. Matt loves chocolate and hates …

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Free time Activities

On the afternoons we schedule free time into the programme.   There are loads of free activities you can do on Ponui. Start with fantastic water sports including, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and swimming. We also have a water slide for those who are keen. Next up there are loads of beautiful walks across the Island to stunning …

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What we will do

Download Schedule GF 2018 Timetable Prayer Times Before we eat we pray…One of the regular rhythms at Going Further is regular prayer times. Four times a day we pause and pray together.  Meal Times Fill the body, fill the soul… Being in an isolated location has not stopped Ponui from putting on amazing meals. Meal times are a great space to …

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Matt Chamberlin 021712700   Gordon Fitch 0272727716