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What we do

The Shining Lights Trust began in 2012. It is most well-known for its facilitation of the Hope Project in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Many of its other initiatives are found at this website. See for more.

FIVE YEAR PLAN (2016 – 2020)

3 minute summary
12 minute explanation

Download a 2016 flyer, articulating the vision here

Who We Are

Core Team

dave-mannDave Mann  – Director

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Tony Collis-smllTony Collis – Mentor/Coach


Wendy Naisby– Administration




Sharyn Weeks – Accounts & Donations


Susie Gernhoefer – Accountant

Beau Spicer – Graphic Designer

Shining Lights Board
  • Dave Mann: Director/Chairperson
  • Wesley Brinkman: Vice-chairperson
  • Darren Woodward: Board Member
  • Ps Alan Hood: Board Member
Hope Project 2014-2016 Advisory Board
  • Anne Bowie: National Director, E.E.
  • Bruce Patrick: President, Baptist Union of New Zealand, Mission Koru
  • Dave Cole: YWAM – headed up Impact World Tour in NZ
  • Glyn Carpenter: Director, NZ Christian Network
  • Lew Meyer: OAC Director
  • Richard Waugh: Superintendent of Wesleyan Methodists
  • Tavale Matai’a: Word of Life Church, Auckland
  • Rev Te Kitohi Pikaahu: Maori Bishop for Northland
  • Lincoln Rout: Director International Teams NZ, Elder, Rutland St Church
  • Tony Collis: Pastor at Hope Centre Levin, Presenter/pioneer in the Shining Lights Trust
'Hope For All' Booklets Team
  • Dave Mann: Shining Lights Trust
  • Lew Meyer: OAC
  • Glyn Carpenter: NZ Christian Network
  • Rob Grindlay and team: Generate NZ Ltd
  • Plus Advisors Board and Church, Maori, Theology and Marketing leaders.
Hope Project 2014-2016 Partnering Organisations
  • Printed collaterals: Th!nk Marketing
  • Video collaterals: Alex Watts, Chris Booth and teams.
  • Videos for websites: Alex Watts, Paul Griffin, Chris Booth, Freddy Mueller, Generate NZ Ltd  and teams
  • Graphics for collaterals: Spicer Design
  • Editing of NZ History input for Updates to Churches: Stuart Lange
  • All Together Website: Th!nk Marketing
  • Hope Project Website: Generate NZ
  • 10 Day Challenge Website: Th!nk Marketing
  • Production of early NZ heroes children’s stories: Big Book Publishing Limited
  • Sunday School Programs: Scripture Union
  • Sermons, Studies and Videos: Dave Mann and Shining Lights Trust
  • Project booklet print and post: Touch Advertising Ltd
  • Marketing strategy and TV Ad filming: GSL Promotus and Generate NZ

Office Details

PO Box 6078, Brookfield, Tauranga  3146
Telephone: 07 576 9083
Registered NZ Charity #CC48320

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