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September, 2019

Tēnā koe e hoa

Thank you for partnering with us in bringing Christian media to Aotearoa, New Zealand.  You are having an eternal impact in people’s lives through making this ministry possible.

During Shine TV’s annual appeal recently, it was such an encouragement to hear from so many people from across Aotearoa, New Zealand, about how God is using your Christian media ministry to make a difference in people’s lives. Just like this Shine TV viewer from Christchurch:

‘I love Shine TV. I love that it is always there, day in and day out, through both the good times and the bad times. It has seen me through so many valleys in my life, from a devastating relationship breakup, through the pressures and stress of my career. It was there through the earthquakes and the insurance wrangles that followed. It was an anchor through the Christchurch terrorist attack this year, and has helped me be a support for my mum in the last couple of months as she has had two surgeries. My mum watches Shine now too, and has told her friends about it, and they’ve started to watch it as well. That’s exciting.’ 

‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus’ (Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV).

The incredible response to Shineathon has made possible the launch of Shine On Demand, a new video-on-demand platform at  This is an exciting development and it increases the opportunity for New Zealanders to access life-changing content that will draw them into an increasingly meaningful, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The launch of Shine On Demand is the beginning of a suite of new digital offerings that will roll out in early 2020, all designed to increase the reach of your Christian media ministry’s life-changing content, in order that more people will be positively impacted by Jesus Christ. These new offerings will include new radio websites, new podcasts and Shine On Demand available via Freeview.

At your Christian media ministry’s AGM earlier this month, as well as announcing the digital plans, the mission and vision of Rhema Media were reconfirmed with a new Purpose statement that I would like to share with you now: 

Rhema Media: Christian Media for New Zealand

Our Purpose: is to draw New Zealanders into an increasingly meaningful, personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Through a focus on the three pillars of Content, Reach and Impact

Our Content will be engaging, relevant and real. We will strive to produce content to such a high standard that it will move hearts, minds and souls. 

Our Reach will encompass a large and diverse audience, across current and emerging platforms and forms of media.

Our Impact will be evident in the lives of those who engage with our content.

We believe that through what we create and broadcast we will be an undeniable force in the

media landscape of New Zealand, felt in Community, Church and Culture. 

Our equation of purpose: Content + Reach = Impact.


Thank you being a part of this Christian media mission as together we reach people with, and move people into, relationship with Jesus Christ. The opportunities for Christian media to impact people in New Zealand are exciting. Having you with us is such a blessing, as together we can impact this nation, as the love and grace of Jesus Christ are proclaimed.   

‘Never doubt God’s mighty power to work in you and accomplish all this. He will achieve infinitely more than your greatest request, your most unbelievable dream, and exceed your wildest imagination! He will outdo them all, for his miraculous power constantly energises you’ (Ephesians 3:20 TPT). 

God bless

Manaaki te Atua

Andrew Fraser

Chief Executive


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