Changing of guard at the Peace Place

Peace Place Storefront

The Dominican Friars of Emily Place, Auckland, the founders of the Peace Place, have handed over governance of their central city outreach centre to a new board of trustees. The new board includes long term supporters and legacy holders as well as an influx of
younger people with expertise in networking, online campaigning and activism. In a newsletter sent out on August 29, it was noted that a handover ceremony was celebrated on August 15. This included a time of telling personal stories.

A history of the Peace Place was read out, as were objectives from the new trust deed. There was also a symbolic exchange of candles between the friars and the new trustees.

A plaque of gratitude gifted to the new trustees acknowledged the contributions of Dominicans and other friends involved in running the Peace Place.

The board and manager of the Peace Place expect to unveil a “comprehensive”
programme of activities for 2019 in the coming months.

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