Free resources about the New Zealand Wellington Mission:
- Mission address and phone number
- Mission map
- Video interviews with returned missionaries
- Missionary blogs
- Facebook groups
- LDS Mission t-shirts and gifts
- List of past mission presidents
- Cultural articles written by returned missionaries
- Survey with RMs
*Other Mission Pages: New Zealand LDS Missions.
Wellington Mission Address
Here’s a recent address for the Wellington Mission. We try to keep this information up to date, but it’s a good idea to check the address with several sources, including your mission packet or the mission office.
New Zealand Wellington Mission
PO Box 24327
Phone Number: 64-4-805 0490
Mission President: President Newman N. Soloai
NZ Wellington Mission Map
Here’s a link to the mission map for the New Zealand Wellington Mission (LDS). To access the official, up-to-date LDS.org map for the Wellington Mission:
Videos with Wellington RMs
Here are in-depth YouTube video interviews with returned missionaries from the Wellington Mission. We interview hundreds of returned missionaries each year, so check back regularly to see new RM interviews.
Videos about New Zealand
Here are LDS-friendly educational videos about New Zealand. We scoured YouTube to find the best quality videos about New Zealand, that are free from inappropriate music, immodesty and profanity.
Wellington Missionary Blogs
Here’s a list of LDS missionary blogs for the Wellington Mission. This list includes the missionary’s name, URL and when their blog was updated.
Wellington Mission Groups
Here are Wellington Mission Groups- for LDS missionary moms, returned missionaries, mission presidents and other alumni of the Wellington Mission.
- Wellington Mission- (Pres. Clive Jolliffe) Group (186 members)
- New Zealand Wellington Mission Reunion 2014 Group (124 members)
- New Zealand Wellington Mission 1975-82 Group (30 members)
- LDS Wellington Mission Facebook Group (17 members)
- Wellington Mission (Pres. A. Keith Thompson) Group (10 members)
- New Zealand Wellington Mission (NZWM) Group (6 members)
- New Zealand Wellington Mission Moms (LDS) Group (2 members)
Wellington Mission T-Shirts
Here are T-shirts for the New Zealand Wellington Mission!
Shirt designs include New Zealand Wellington Mission logo/emblem shirts and Called to Serve shirts. The shirts make great gifts for pre-missionaries, returned missionaries and missionaries currently serving. LDS Mission shirts come in all sizes: Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, up to 4XL. The mission designs are printed on white shirts and are shipped to you.
*Simply click on a shirt design to view the details and submit an order. The designs on mission t-shirts may also be printed on other LDS mission gifts, including: Wellington missionary aprons, Christmas stockings, ties, pillow cases, teddy bears and Christmas ornaments.
Wellington Mission Presidents
Here’s a list of current and past Mission Presidents of the Wellington Mission.
- 2017-2020, Newman N. Soloai
- 2014-2017, Roger C. Hudson
- 2011-2014, Michael L. Kezerian
- 2008-2011, Clive R. Jolliffe
- 2005-2008, G. Michael Finnigan
- 2002-2005, David Emerson Staples
- 1999-2002, Gregory M. Capson
- 1995-1996, Keith Thompson
- 1992-1995, Harvey L. Gardner
- 1989-1992, Melvin Tagg
- 1978-1981, Albert V. Stirling
- 1978-1978, Glen L. Rudd
- 1978-1978, Rudolph H. Luckau
- 1975-1978, Stanford W. Bird
New Zealand LDS Statistics (2016)
- Church Membership: 111,141
- Missions: 3
- Temples: 1
- Congregations: 222
- Family History Centers: 51
Helpful Articles about New Zealand
Wellington Missionary Survey
Here are survey responses from New Zealand Wellington RMs, to give you a snapshot into what it’s like to live in the mission.
When did you serve?
- 2011-2014 (Jordan)
- 1995-1997 (Rex)
- 1994-1996 (James)
What areas did you serve in?
- Hastings, Christchurch, Palmerston North. Lower Hutt Napier Dunedin. (Jordan)
- Timaru, Napier, Wellington, Richmond, Christchurch, Timaru (Rex)
- Kaori, Dunedin, Wellington, Grey Town, Johnsonville. (James)
What were some favorite foods?
- Hungi. (Jordan)
- Pongi Popos, Silverside, and Chop Suey. (Rex)
- Watties on toast. Pumpkin soup. Taro. Raro. LandP. TipTop. Ramin Noodle trident brand spicy. (James)
What was a funny experience?
- Companion and I getting confused about what was happening only to realize that it was an earthquake. (Jordan)
- I had a companion who had just arrived, and we were walking down the road, and someone yelled at the elders for us to come over. We ran over and a less active member had split open his toe. They showed us the split toe and my companion who had slaughtered cows back home passed out because of the cut. Still makes me laugh because he had seen so much more gross stuff, but passed out over this little split in a toe. (Rex)
- When Elder Lal killed and cooked a duck. (James)
What was a crazy experience?
- Definitely the earthquakes. (Jordan)
- Driving when people would pass in a non passing zone. Always seemed like they were crazy on the long strait ways. (Rex)
- Never felt in danger. (James)
What was a spiritual experience?
- First day at the mission office and experiencing the love and protection the Savior gives us. (Jordan)
- I had fought against having goals for months on my mission. My mission president had asked me to set goals, and I always thought we should do our best and that god, wanted us to save anyone, and a goal was either unrealistic, or a stopping point. I had my mission president talk about having goals to show faith in god. I set a goal after he committed me, and i set a baptism date that was not foreseen, the very next day. (Rex)
- Every Day! (James)
What are some interesting facts about the Wellington Mission?
- They have three of four different languages in the same sentence. (Jordan)
- We did street preaching from park benches. (James)
What was the weather like?
- Hot during the summer. But rainy and wet in the winter. The south island can get to freezing, with snow. (Jordan)
- Regularly very rainy, and also very nice. Somewhat temperate if you weren’t in the deep south. (Rex)
- Mostly Awesome. (James)
Any things you really like about the area/people?
- The array of cutters from different parts of the Pacific nations. (Jordan)
- People were very loving and kind. Even when they didn’t want your message they were generally very nice. (Rex)
- Two years serving a mission and lifetime missing New Zealand and its people. (James)
Any packing/clothing advice?
- Waterproof jacket and short sleeved shirts. Sturdy shoes and thermals. (Jordan)
- Get your wet weather gear in New Zealand. I got a rain coat at Mr. Mac nothing they have is as good as the gear you can find in New Zealand. (Rex)
- Buy what you can there…you can find good deals at the OP shops. (James)
What blessings did you receive from serving a mission?
- Getting closer to the Savior, learning to love myself and know my strengths and weaknesses. Knowing that the Savior loves and guides me. (Jordan)
- Unmeasurable. I left without knowing how to work on things I wasn’t excited about, or also dedicate time to something I wasn’t super into. I learned how to study, and also grew a solid testimony of the gospel. (Rex)
- Every day I reflect on the blessings of my mission it was wonderful too many to count. (James)
What are some skills you gained?
- Patience, charity , learning to work with others. (Jordan)
- Study, work ethic, cleanliness, and diligence. (Rex)
- Better communication skills. (James)
What do you wish you knew/did at the beginning of your mission?
- Study more. Learn about the Maori traditions. (Jordan)
- I wish I had a better understanding of the gospel, and also a better understanding of the work, that was part of being a missionary. (Rex)
- I wish I had not done all that preparatory shopping and then done some of it locally New Zealand style… got a made in New Zealand wool suit much better than the polyester one I brought. (James)
Any advice/testimony for pre-missionaries going to Wellington?
- Just listen to the Spirit because it’s the Savior’s work you’re doing. Be more selfless and He will bless you abundantly. (Jordan)
- Study the scriptures, learn about the history and timeline of the Book of Mormon, also take Moroni’s promise and apply it in your life. (Rex)
- Best decision you’ll ever make…go with faith…prepare yourself spiritually. (James)
What was a funny language mistake?
- I would talk super loud. Americans are very loud compare to New Zealander’s and I was a loud American. I quite often at the beginning was too loud, and had people second take when I was talking. (Rex)
- Nothing comes to mind right at the moment other than trying to figure out the accent for the first three months even though they were speaking English. (James)