[Via NZ Herald – this is the Destiny Church, a controversial fundamentalist group]
The most recent NZ Stats Census found over 4000 Pastafarians in New Zealand. The NZ Herald notes that is three times the number of reported Destiny Church members (that’s a local fringe fundamentalist Church in NZ). [here’s the full article]
I’m glad to hear the Church is going strong in NZ. I lived there during college for a bit and was impressed, it doesn’t surprise me that the NZ people and its government have been so accepting of Pastafarians.
Checking the Minister registry, I see that we have over 250 Ordained Pastafarian Ministers operating in NZ. [You can get Ordained here]
Here’s a map of our ministers (locations jostled a bit for anonymity). I’m working on a way for ministers to connect with one another. I suspect that many ministers are not aware of nearby Pastafarian people.