ARPA E-News October 2017

What a time in Auckland - August 2017

ARPA members were encouraged, challenged and blessed at our 2017 Conference. Feedback has highlighted the networking and fellowship, and the Awards Dinner held on the Rooftop Terrace at Rydges Hotel.

Sponsors for the 2017 Conference

ARPA is pleased to thank our GOLD SPONSOR: CBM Australia

One of the major events that CBM undertakes is Miracles Day. This special appeal in conjunction with Christian radio stations and churches throughout Australia raises funds and awareness for sight-saving cataract surgery in the world’s poorest places:

We were also blessed with support from our Silver Sponsor: NZ Bible Society.

And our Bronze Sponsors:

Dove Ministries

OpenBook Howden

Blue Sky Creative


Congratulations to the winners in the various categories and a special acknowledgement to Jamie O’Brien, from The Record Perth, on being awarded the Gutenberg for 2017.

Congratulations also to The Melbourne Anglican for winning the Publication of the Year Award, received by Mark Brolly,  Australian Vice President of ARPA.

2018 ARPA Conference: Brisbane

Add the dates to your diary now: 7-8 September 2018.

Executive Meetings

The next executive meeting will be held by teleconference on Monday 16th October. The Sydney based meeting will be February 2-3, 2018.

The executive will be reviewing the conference and the awards schedule and members are encouraged to send comments. It would be helpful for you to read the judges’ comments in the awards booklet.

ARPA Social Media

Thank you to Sophia for all the awards posts on our Facebook. It has been encouraging to see the regular postings recognising our members. There is also a wonderful collection of photos to view.

ARPA Executive (Contact details please see the ARPA directory)

The ARPA Executive for 2017-2018

President: Peter Bentley

NZ Vice-President and Communications Officer: Sophia Sinclair

Australian Vice-President: Mark Brolly

Treasurer: Allan Sauer

Executive Officer: Elizabeth Harris