Every Easter an Auckland church feeds the multitude with loaves and fishes – à la Jesus – at a massive feast held on an indoor basketball court.
Men of Onehunga’s Co-operative Parish head out fishing at dawn on Saturday, while the women folk bake bread in their home kitchens.
Then on the eve of Easter Sunday more than 100 parishioners flock in floral finery – for this is a mainly Pacific Islander congregation – to share the simple two-food meal and each others’ company.
“Getting all these Cook Islanders, Samoans, Niueans, Tongans working together is at the heart of the event,” said Reverend Fakaofo Kaio, initiator of the church’s “ministry of fishing”. Read more