News and Media
Books and music
A shop and mail order service selling books, pamphlets, posters, music CDs, and jewellery is operated by the New Zealand Bahá'í Distribution Service (BDS).
Two recent publications in Māori are also available from BDS: Ngā Kupu Huna a Bahá’u’lláh (The Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh) and Bahá’u’lláh Me Te Wā Hōu (Bahá’u’lláh and the New Era). Bahá’í prayers and writings are also available in other Pacific languages, including Tongan, Samoan and Cook Island Māori.
The BDS bookshop at the Bahá'í National Centre is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday. Alternatively you may contact the Bahá'í National Office to place an order directly.
In addition, for those who enjoy paperless reading, 85 (and growing) Baha’i eBook publications can be accessed, completely free, in both ePub (iPad, iPhone, Android suitable) and Mobi (Kindle suitable) formats. New books and publications are being added all the time – you can get notified by following the site via Facebook, email subscription, Twitter or RSS. Visit Bahá'í eBooks Publications to download free Bahá'í eBooks.
Television and audio-visual
The Bahá'í on Air television show is broadcast weekly on Auckland's Triangle TV, on Mondays at 7:30 pm. The same show is repeated on Tuesday at 11:30 am, again on Friday at 5:00 pm, and on Saturday at 11:00 pm. The show is also shown on CTV in Christchurch on Thursdays at 8:00pm and again on Sundays at 6:30am and Wednesdays at 11:30pm, on Napier’s Channel 51, as well as in the Cook Islands, American Samoa, and Adelaide, Australia.
Copies of Bahá'í on Air shows and other video programmes are available on request. You can watch shows on YouTube by clicking on this Bahá'í on Air link.
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