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  • 24 May 2008

    Nelson World Youth Day fundraising event at St Marys Hall- lots of homegrown talent and fun.Appearance with Auckland Boys Choir on 'Praise Be's coverage for Anzac Day, singing 'Sons of more»
  • 10 April 2008

    Songs and photographs have all been submitted more»
  • 12 February 2008

    St Mary's Basilica has recently been refurbished and is looking great. more»
  • 7 February 2008

    If you happen to be around Te Aroha on Sunday February 17th, I will be singing a number of my songs in concert at St Marks, Kenrick St at 2pm. It is always great to sing my songs in the Waikato where more»
  • 30 November 2007

    I am pleased to announce that my new CD is now available for purchase. more»
  • 10 November 2007

    Concert, Saturday Dec 1st 2007 at St John's 245 Bucklands Beach Rd, Auckland at 7.30pm more»
  • 6 November 2007

    It's been a while since I last posted a news item. Briefly here are some of the latest involvements.
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    Latest Happenings
  • 27 August 2007

    Archbishop David Moxon of the Waikato Diocese invited me to run a  workshop and share my music with those attending their ministry school several weeks ago. Thanks to Joan who was my more»
    Ministry School at Totara Springs, Matamata
  • 7 August 2007

    I was invited to be the resident musician for the recent L'Arche retreat in Auckland. For those who may not know, L'Arche is an organization which supports people with intellectual disabilities more»
    L'Arche Retreat at Waipapa Marae
  • 18 June 2007

    It was a thrill to learn around 11.15pm last Friday week that I was in the final two for Southern Star's artist playoff during their national appeal. Cliff Richard and I were head more»
  • 5 June 2007

    During Queens Birthday weekend, I was invited to run a music workshop at the Waiapu Festival held in Napier and Hastings. Thanks to Bishop John Bluck for his invitation and to those who attended my more»
  • 13 May 2007

    Julian Waters who designs my website has updated my site with a new photograph. The lake in the background is Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. I was down there earlier this year. For those familiar with more»
  • 24 April 2007

    Just to  let you know that my song 'Sons of Gallipoli' is featuring at the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli this year. The service is telecast on the Māori Channel more»
  • 23 April 2007

    What a geat night we had at the College Auditorium. Thanks to all the organisers especially Helen, Basil, his twin sons Ramesh and Dany and the Iraqi Community. I appreciated the warmth of your more»
  • 21 April 2007

    I have been invited to share my music in concert by the St Thomas More Parish of Glenfield. The concert is to be held at Rosmini College Auditorium, Takapuna and Bill, Joyce more»
  • 4 April 2007

    I was invited by Fr Martin Flannery and the parish community to share my music both in concert at Queenstown and during a number of reflective sessions in Arrowtown. I was thrilled to meet all more»
  • 17 February 2007

    I will be singing at the Atawhai Assisi Home in Hamilton on Monday 26th of more»
  • 17 February 2007

    I have been invited to sing at a meeting of the 'Hour of Power Ministries'  hosting Robert and Donna Schuller at Freemans Bay this coming Monday. I will be singing 'You raise me up'. You may have more»
  • 24 January 2007

    As many of you know, I have been appointed to St Mary of the Angels in Wellington city. I will be working there part-time while continuing with the music ministry. I have closed my Kilbirnie PO Box more»
  • 4 January 2007

    Kia ora everyone, thanks for the wonderful support and feedback you gave me leading up to Christmas re the new Christmas album. I appreciate the fact that there is a niche out there for my music and more»
  • 23 November 2006

    I began an advertising campaign on Radio Rhema and Southern Star yesterday and have set up an 0800 number for people to order my album up to Christmas. However, if you are reading this, you just need more»
  • 5 October 2006

    Last week I performed at the Michael Fowler Centre as a guest artist at the Mayoral Concert. I was surprised to make the Dominion Post the next day. Kerry Prendergast, the mayor of Wellington, more»
  • 5 October 2006

    I had a wonderful time with the social club at the Blind Foundation last night. I sang for about an hour and was warmly received by all those who attended. Thanks to Jan Draper who invited me and I more»
  • 7 August 2006

    I am just waiting on the copright license to arrive from Amcos. I will then be able to have the CDs duplicated. I will email and send letters of notification as soon as they are more»
  • 7 August 2006

    We had a wonderful evening at the Pomare Community Church last Friday. Thanks to Andrea Rodgers who organised the evening. I particularly appreciated the warmth of the welcome and the intimate more»
  • 7 June 2006

    This Friday, I head to South Auckland to complete the last song on my new Christmas Album. There are 11 songs in all, traditional carols plus 4 originals. The thought at this stage is to tour a more»
  • 15 May 2006

    Thanks to Maureen for organizing the concert in Ashburton. Once again, I was overwhelmed by the response to my songs. I am thrilled to know that people feel uplifted by the whole experience. more»
  • 11 May 2006

    What a wonderful concert we had at St Marys. Thanks to Carmel and all those who organized the event. The Afeakis and I really enjoyed ourselves. You made us feel really welcome. Special thanks to more»
  • 22 April 2006

    Easter greetings to you all!!!Lots of wonderful afternoons and evening have happened this year from the musical perspective. I wish to acknowledge all the participants of the Work Place Support, more»
  • 22 April 2006

    I have been a little remiss in posting news items. For your information I am attending the Marriage educators conference in Auckland this coming weekend and have composed a special conference song more»
  • 20 January 2006

    A couple of days ago I returned home from Melbourne. I caught up with family and attended the National Justice Festival in Ballarat initiated by the Marist Young Adults Ministry Team. I wish to more»
  • 20 December 2005

    May I extend a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all. May the peace of Christ be with you and your families.2005 was a very eventful year and thank you so much for all the support and more»
  • 23 November 2005

    I am pleased to announce that my new Christmas single 'It's Christmastime in Aotearoa' is now available. The song has a very happy vibe. I am especially pleased with the trumpets that feature on the more»
  • 31 October 2005

    My latest project is to release a new Christmas Song for this coming Christmas. I hope to go into the studio very shortly. I will keep you informed. I want the proceeds of the record to go towards more»
  • 15 October 2005

    Last Tuesday, we concluded the Cathedral Tour in Wellington. What a wonderful night and what a beautiful venue. Thanks to all those who attended. I was thrilled to see the L'Arche community out in more»
  • 4 October 2005

    I can't believe we are two concerts down in the South Island already. Thanks to all the Blenheim and Christchurch people who attended. I am constantly humbled by the way you speak to me after the more»
  • 30 September 2005

    What a beautiful Cathedral in Palmerston North!!! The atmosphere and lighting was stunning and such a friendly audience. Thanks to you all for making us feel really welcome and receiving our music so more»
  • 29 September 2005

    Thanks to all those who attended the concert in New Plymouth. I love chatting to you all afterwards. Special thanks to Bob and Liz for your promotion and support on the night. I was sorry that you more»
  • 24 September 2005

    I can't believe three concerts are already over. Thanks to all those who attended the Auckland and Hamilton Concerts. It is wonderful for me to share my songs with you. What amazing acoustics at St more»
  • 20 September 2005

    What a wonderful night we had at the church of St Francis Xavier in Whangarei! Thanks to all those who attended and to Tom, Damien and John( fellow Marists) for your hospitality. It was great to see more»
  • 17 September 2005

    I head for Auckland this afternoon and the Afeaki family and I drive up to Whangarei on Monday for the first of 12 concerts. I am looking forward to sharing my songs with you all throughout the more»
  • 3 September 2005

    The planning for the tour is well underway now. We are tracking ticket sales in the various venues to help us with projections. Thanks to all those who have booked via ticketek because this is giving more»
  • 25 August 2005

    Last Sunday, I was in Christchurch at St Bedes College in their new auditorium. I gave a concert as a fundraiser for Faith and Light. Thanks to Mary and Jos and all those who organised the event. We more»
  • 30 May 2005

    The weekend before last, I was in Rakaia fundraising for the local golf club. Thanks to Dorothy Knight and Jane for the welcome and invitation. I hope your leg is on the mend Dorothy. We had a more»
  • 19 May 2005

    Last weekend I sang for two unique groups- Diversional Therapists at their annual conference in Wellington and the women of the Dove Fellowship at their gathering in Auckland.Diversional Therapists more»
  • 1 May 2005

    We celebrated the feast day of St Peter Chanel SM on April 28th. He was a Marist priest like me and was killed on the island of Futuna in the Pacific in 1841. Last year I wrote and recorded a song more»
  • 27 April 2005

    My new album entitled 'Golden Light' is still in the production stage. It should be available in a month or so. For those who have sent orders, I apologise for the wait. I hope it will be worth more»
  • 27 April 2005

    I was invited to sing the 'Sons of Gallipoli' at the Ataturk Memorial Commemoration on Anzac Day. What a day!!!! We almost got blown off the hill. Despite the weather, it was an honour to do more»
  • 6 April 2005

    I am heading to Hawkes Bay this Friday for a fundraising concert at the Christian Outreach Centre in Hastings. With the death of the Holy Father, the young people heading for Cologne in Germany  will more»
  • 6 April 2005

    Greetings to all who attended the Eucharistic Convention in Auckland recently. Thanks for making me feel so welcome and for the way you received my songs. Didn't we have a great time? Thank you John more»
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