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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

Mob: 021 261 7719

Tony Collis-smllTony Collis – Mentor/Coach


Eden Fraser – Administration




Sharyn Weeks – Accounts & Donations


Susie Gernhoefer – Accountant

Beau Spicer – Graphic Designer

Shining Lights Board
  • Dave Mann: Director/Chairperson
  • Wesley Brinkman: Vice-chairperson
  • Angela Pedersen: Board Member
  • Ps Alan Hood: Board Member
Hope Project 2014-2016 Advisory Board
  • Jay Matenga – Missions Interlink
  • Lincoln Rout – International Teams
  • Alex Watts Watts Lounge Studios
  • Colin Shaw – City By City
  • David Dishroon – Changepoint Church, Tauranga
'Hope For All' Booklets Team
  • Dave Mann: Shining Lights Trust
  • Plus Advisors Board, a range of church leaders, Maori leaders connected to geographies mentioned, Theologians and historians with expertise on various topics addressed and Marketing leaders.
  • Rob Grindlay and team: Generate NZ Ltd (Graphic design and final check of text)
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
252 Otumoetai Road, Tauranga 3110
New Zealand
Telephone: 07 576 9083
Registered NZ Charity #CC48320

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