Kia ora whānau, we’re back for another year of Papanui Paper Plane! This is the weekly email keeping you up to date with the latest happenings at Papanui Baptist and our neighbourhoods. We’re excited for the year ahead: we’re eyeing up a Bike ‘n’ Picnic event in late February, we have Grow Nights starting back on Tuesday nights throughout March, we have great preaching series planned, and we’re planning a church camp for September—it’s going to be a good year! Don’t forget, we now have the “Whānau News” slot where we share your news with the church (special dates like birthdays and anniversaries, bereavements, neighbourhood events, international trips, announcements, etc.), so please send in your news by Wednesday morning to Rebecca (

From usRices, we’re clocking off after church this Sunday as we take a three-week holiday. We’re looking forward to a week of tramping and two weeks on the Coromandel together. We’ll be back on deck at Papanui on February 19th. In the meantime, Rebecca’s back in the office, Dan and Tania are back in action with Y@P and Children’s Ministry, and the Elders are available should you need to get in touch. Here’s to a great 2019!

Ngā mihinui,
The Rices