Hope Channel NZ celebrates first anniversary

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New Zealand

Hope Channel New Zealand recently celebrated its first anniversary, inviting the Hope Channel board to meet with its staff, volunteers and presenters.

We are looking forward to another 12 months of bringing great programs to New Zealand and helping our viewers and our nation come to know Jesus.

“We shared a meal together, paused for some photos and heard a word of thanks by Dr Brad Kemp, president of New Zealand Pacific Union Conference (NZPUC) and manager of Hope Channel New Zealand,” said assistant manager Paul Hopson.

“It was a great time of fellowship and sharing, and to meet the hard-working people who have made such a valuable contribution to this nationwide ministry.” 

NZPUC president Dr Brad Kemp (left) and North New Zealand Conference president Pastor Eddie Tupai cut the celebratory cake. [Photo courtesy: Paul Hopson]

It’s been a year since Hope Channel New Zealand was first launched on September 12, 2015, as a nationwide television station, broadcasting on Freeview satellite. Since then, it has also become available on free-to-air television, giving every New Zealander with a television the opportunity to watch Hope Channel.

Live streaming is also available from the Hope Channel New Zealand website, which means that every New Zealander with an internet connection can view the station’s programs. 

“Hope Channel New Zealand is the very first Christian TV channel to be on every broadcasting platform in New Zealand—this was achieved after only eight months,” commented Mr Hopson. “For this we can only say, ‘Praise God!’”

The team is thankful for church members who have supported the ministry through their prayers and promotion of Hope Channel. 

“We are looking forward to another 12 months of bringing great programs to New Zealand and helping our viewers and our nation come to know Jesus,” said Mr Hopson.