Membership of the Congregational Church in New Zealand grew sharply from the 1960s, with an influx of migrants from the Pacific Islands, where the Congregational Church has had a strong following since the 19th century. Here the You Alone Chorus of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa in Māngere East, South Auckland, practises for the Voices 2008 gospel choir competition. Behind them a banner reads 'O Jesu O Le Vaiola' ('Jesus the Saviour' in Samoan).
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Photograph by Brett Phibbs
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