Story: Wairarapa places

Maunga Moria church

Maunga Moria church

Shortly before his death in 1881, the leader and prophet Pāora Te Pōtangaroa predicted a new church would come to meet the needs of Māori. Since then, several churches have claimed to fulfil the prophecy, including the Church of the Seven Rules of Jehovah. This is the opening of the sect’s Maunga Moria church at Homewood, near Castlepoint, around 1900.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Masterton', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12006/maunga-moria-church (accessed 6 December 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015