In the 25 years after the Second World War politicians continued to have a warm relationship with the churches. Arnold Nordmeyer, shown helping to paint the Presbyterian manse in Lyall Bay, Wellington, in 1977, had been minister of finance in the Labour government of 1957–60. Before entering politics he had been a Presbyterian minister in Kurow, North Otago, for 10 years.
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