Northland CFFD

Welcome to Northland CFFD

Welcome to our land! North of the Kaipara Harbour, home of the Great Kauri Giants; a people strongly featuring in the traditional culture of this great nation.

We have 5 main events each year which are primarily fun and fellowship, with a strong Evangelistic content. Our purpose is to share our common faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and, to encourage and support each other in our special challenges as people with disabilities.

Our region spans a vast area. It is 5 hours to drive from top to bottom and 1 hour to drive across. We have found it a challenge to cater for our contacts in all the different centres and so, base most of our fellowship meetings around Whangarei, with less frequent visits to the other areas.

We went on a shared picnic outing to Trounson Kauri Park near Dargaville a while back. New people joined us in fellowship, feasting and bush walking, wheelchairs and all! We all enjoyed the grandeur of the great Kauri cathedral which walking in these forests provides. We have been exploring the ‘Walking with God’  daily quiet time programme and found it of great value. We will have groups set up for you to join if interested, where everyone will get to share those insights God has been sharing with them.

We enjoy bringing teams of our folk to lead services in various churches here in Whangarei and in the surrounding areas. We are keen to take teams into churches further afield, so, if you are interested in having us facilitate a part or a full service, give us a call.

Each year we take a team to the National Camp held over Labour Weekend at Matamata. Last year we had 17 come from our district, this year we are expecting even more to come. We need transport and helpers as well as new people with disabilities to come along and enjoy this amazing experience. Please call us for more details.

We have enjoyed coordinating many events in the past and look forward to lots more in the future. None of the events could have taken place without the help of so many volunteers. Each time we meet, we’re so grateful to those who come to help out, whether it is in providing transport, working in the kitchen, leading worship, speaking or performing – thank you so very much!

We are excited to see what God is doing in our province through the ministry He has called us to. Our Leadership team are: James Nissan (secretary), Rodger and Jillian Leather (Treasurer), Paul Underwood, Hebe Parker, Steve & Jacqui Gardner (Chairperson) and Ron Brewer our Spiritual Advisor.

If you think you would like to contribute your – time, ideas, talents, help or perhaps have a suggestion for an upcoming event here in Northland, please contact us, we would love to hear from you.

Contact Jacqui on 438 4952 or email

Northland CFFD committee


These people are currently on the Northland CFFD committee.

Back row – (left to right) Isobel Finlayson (secretary), Steve Gardner, Roger Leather
Front row – (left to right) James Nyssen (Chairman), Paul Underwood, Jacqui Gardner, Jillian Leather (Treasurer)

From our blog

Visit to Matakohe with Auckland CFFD

July 19, 2016

Auckland CFFD and Northland CFFD have their first ever combined event on Saturday 20th August. This will be a time of Fun and Fellowship at Matakohe in Northland including a tour of the Kauri museum. Venue – Matakohe Community Hall, 5 Church Street, right next to the Matakohe Kauri Museum, Matakohe. Time – Matakohe 11 […]

Gary Williams and Tanya White on the bus

Meeting at Christian Renewal Fellowship – 27th June 2015

June 29, 2015

Our Northland CFFD group enjoyed a wonderful meeting at the Christian Renewal Church last Saturday afternoon (27th June).We had around 30 people attend our meeting. We had a couple named Mary and Gary Stewart come along and give their testimonies as well as Mary leading us in worship.  

Margaret Palmer-Healey shows her new ring

Winter Welcome Walking Wounded Whacking Wild Wonder Balls With Waves of Worship

June 23, 2015

This is the name of our AGM on Saturday 27th June at 3pm. Come along and find out what this all means.  We will be meeting at the Christian Renewal Fellowship, 2 Tarewa Road, Whangarei.