Cannabis Briefing – An Important Presentation For Community, School, Church & Youth Leaders

Cannabis Briefing – An Important Presentation For Community, School, Church & Youth Leaders

If you are a youthworker, church leader, counsellor, or community leader, we want to invite you – and your colleagues – to a special Briefing on the upcoming cannabis referendum, and the dangers of legalisation. The presentations and the resources which will be available will help you prepare for the upcoming referendum and the associated discussions which will occur in your organisation, amongst families you work with directly, and in the wider community.

As well as updates from our National Director Bob McCoskrie and our Pasifika Director (and ex-Police) Nick Tuitasi, our special guest is ALEX BERENSON. Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and award-winning novelist. He attended Yale University and joined the Times in 1999, where he covered everything from the drug industry to Hurricane Katerina and served as a correspondent in Iraq.

Alex is the author of “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence”, released in January 2019.

The book (which will be available for purchase at the Briefings) reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug – facts the media have ignored as the United States (and possible New Zealand) rushes to legalise cannabis. But legalisation has been built on myths – including that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; and that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson explodes those myths. Most of all, THC – the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high – can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis. Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading.

Big Marijuana has high hopes for New Zealand, but liberalising cannabis laws is the wrong path to go down if we care about public health, public safety, and about our young people. This is not a war on drugs – it’s a defence of our brains. Drug use is a major health issue, and that’s why the role of the law is so important.

We hope you (and any interested colleagues) can attend this important meeting. There is a suggested koha of $20 to help cover some of our expenses.

Registrations Close
Friday 14 February

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Attendance by registration only


Monday 17 February
12 – 2pm
(includes light lunch)

LIFE Church
25 Normanby Rd, Mt Eden


Tuesday 18 February
12 – 2pm (includes light lunch)

Celebration Church
246 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea


Wednesday 19 February
12 – 2pm
(includes light lunch)

7 Oak Lane, Judea


Wednesday 19 February
7 – 9pm (includes light supper)

Te Whānau Pūtahi (TWP)
37 Oxford St, Fairfield


Thursday 20 February
10:30am – 12:30pm
(incl. morning tea)

Beckenham Baptist Church
146 Colombo StreetChristchurch


Thursday 20 February
7 – 9pm (includes light supper)

Caversham Baptist Church
Cnr South Road & Surrey Street

Scripture In Song, Celebrating 50 Years

Scripture In Song, Celebrating 50 Years

This is and has been the Father’s work from the beginning to bring us into the home of his heart. This is our destiny.

George MacDonald

Come with us as we and some of our friends both local and international, worship God together, share treasures and pass on how we interpreted the original legacy of God’s word to us, “lead the people to me”. When we first began Scripture in Song this was a simple but clear mandate.

Over these two days, we will sing, celebrate, talk story, learn and look toward what’s ahead in corporate worship. We’ll do all this together in anticipation that the tenderness of God’s Spirit will give us leadership and wisdom to liberate and prepare his people for a new anointing. There is a ripple of the knowledge of new wine, light for the darkness, we need to prepare.

Please join us. Together we’re a family. A Bride preparing for our Groom who will return for us. Let us make ourselves ready with anticipation and great joy.

David and Dale Garratt

Celebrating 50 Years of Scripture in Song with David and Dale Garratt. Recognising the Legacy of the Garratt’s through their obedience and work throughout the nations. A time to come and celebrate and learn from those who helped change the way the world worships and praises around the globe. Come and join us for a wonderful weekend as they help equip the next generations.

Friday Night (7pm-10pm): 50th Celebration and evening of culture, worship, praise and honouring the past.
Saturday (10am-4pm): Workshop Sessions and Panels
Saturday Night (7pm-10pm): Continuing the 50th Celebration of culture, worship, praise and looking at blessing the future generations.

General Admission: $16.38
($15.00 + $1.38 fees)

Child (4-14 years old): $0.00

Weekend Pass: $49.12
($45.00 + $4.12 fees)