Let’s Get the Koha Moving

17 June 2020

We are in a critical time as we prepare for the deployment of the m/v YWAM KOHA to serve isolated island communities. If you haven’t read our latest blog giving …

Opportunities From Challenges

15 May 2020

We all know what it’s like to have our plans change. It’s not unusual for us to reschedule a project or shift a deadline. Learning to adjust to change is …

Sharing Isolation

15 April 2020

With much of the world’s population confined to their homes, we are getting a sense of the complications that come with isolation. Simple errands that a few weeks ago were …

COVID-19 Update

4 April 2020

In light of the World Health Organization (WHO), Centres for Disease Control (CDC), and multiple Governments including our own, calling for everyone to isolate, YWAM Ships Aotearoa has paused, for …

Brett Curtis – Life spent on Ships

11 February 2020

“We signed up for 5 months and all of a sudden, it became a career.”  From kiwifruit trees to serving the isolated, check out this interview with Brett Curtis, Managing …

Ship Open for Tours in Nelson

31 October 2019

Youth With A Mission’s newest vessel open for tours in Nelson Youth with a Mission’s (YWAM) newest ship, the m/v YWAM KOHA is berthed in Nelson and will be opening …

YWAM Ships Aotearoa Fundraising Event

30 July 2019

Serving Isolated Island Communities Come and join us for a dessert evening to hear more about New Zealand’s newest medical and mission vessel, the M/V YWAM Koha, dedicated to serving …

Newest Vessel Christened with New Name

25 July 2019

The New Zealand Herald covered the christening of YWAM’s newest vessel, the m/v YWAM KOHA:  A former cargo vessel has been renamed the m/v YWAM KOHA in a special ceremony …

A New Vessel

5 April 2019

On March 11, 2019, YWAM Ships Aotearoa became the recipients of a vessel, gifted by the owners and operators of Stoney Creek Shipping, Nigel and Brenda Jolly of Tauranga. The …