In this edition we discover how parishes across the country are rescuing unwanted food and providing it to families in need; we rejoice in the installation of Te Aka Puaho’s new moderator, and we learn about how parishes are coping in post-earthquake Kaikoura and surrounding districts. We celebrate the appointment of the Very Rev Ray Coster as a White Ribbon Ambassador. We profile several parishes joining in mission with their communities and abroad, including Island Bay’s community garden and community minister; and Miramar Uniting’s work to reunite a refugee family. There is also a round-up of key decisions from the 2016 General Assembly, and a profile of Rev Dr Min Heui Cheon from the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea who was among the international guests at Assembly. We rejoice in efforts to raise up young leaders within our Church, we meet the first graduates from the Presbyterian Youth Ministry internship, and discover the joy experienced by students recording the Presbyterian Schools centenary song “Pioneers of hope”. Read these stories and more in autumn Spanz.