Last weekend 20 young people from Blueprint, a young adults church and pioneer mission unit of our Diocese, travelled to Taranaki to join Mayor Andrew Judd and over 500 other New Zealanders for a 22km walk from Okato to Parihaka. This peace walk had the aim of encouraging a new, healthier discussion between Maori and Pakeha about creating a more inclusive New Zealand. This was the first time many of the young people involved had been a part of something like this and they were deeply impacted by their experience.
Archbishop Philip Richardson also participated in the walk. It was widely covered in the news—with articles like this one: http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/81077345/first-steps-taken-in-taranaki-peace-walk