NZ Herald reports:
Destiny Church has reportedly obtained resource consent to build its own “town” in South Auckland.
Bishop Brian Tamaki told his Rotorua congregation a contract had been signed and the church will take control of a three hectare block of land on Druces Road, Wiri, in December, One News reported.
“We had to get resource consent, meaning that the council would let us build our schools, our auditorium – basically building a town,” he said. “We got it.”
In the One News footage the self-proclaimed bishop outlined his plans for the town, which will include schools, a university and a massive auditorium.
The Destiny leader is now appealing for donations from his followers to help fund the town.
“Much of your seed is going to go toward the foundations of an offering toward our promised land, and that beginning is not going to come without a fruitful start financially,” Mr Tamaki said.
Destiny have every right to buy land and build what they want on it. Of course any activities within that area are still subject to the laws of New Zealand.
I do feel a bit sorry for the followers who will all pour money in to help the Bishop buy the land, and then probably get charged massive rents to live there.