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Firstlight Broadcasting Network was launched in New Zealand on the 17th September 2012 at 6pm.  The Firstlight channel broadcasts nationally 24/7 via the Freeview|HD (UHF terrestrial) network on Channel 26, via Freeview Satellite (also on Channel 26) and on SKY (Channel 206).  The official launch onto the satellite platform took place on Saturday 17th September 2016 at 6pm; at this same time Firstlight celebrated its fourth anniversary of bringing God's loving last day messages to the people of New Zealand.  Now Firstlight has been on air for nine years! 

Firstlight is run by a team of dedicated volunteers whose mission is to proclaim God's love throughout New Zealand. Firstlight aims to broadcast the best selection of ground-breaking Christian programmes sourced from 3ABN, Amazing Facts, It Is Written and other international and local New Zealand sources as they become available.

While our programmes are based on Christian principles, we believe the programme topics will be of great interest to the general public and not just limited to a Christian audience.

Please continue to help us with your prayers and with your financial support.  We cannot keep your favourite Firstlight channel up on air without YOUR ongoing support!
Check out this week's Programme Schedule to see what is showing and what is coming up on Firstlight. 

We show a Christian film/documentary or an important interview on Saturday evenings at 7:30pm.  This is usually repeated at 12 noon on the Wednesday following.
See below for some of the highlights for the week ahead on Firstlight.

Saturday -  22 January - 7:30pm



Walter Veith & Martin Smith discuss some practical natural remedies and ingredients that can be used to help with health issues.

Saturday 22 January at 7:30pm
Repeated on Monday 24 January at 4:45am, Wednesday 26 January at 12:00pm and Friday 28 January at 12:00am


Church in Your Home: An Invitation

If you are unable to attend a local church for Sabbath services you might like to join the growing Firstlight Viewing Family nationwide for our Saturday "Church In Your Home" programme.  We warmly invite you to fellowship with us on God's Holy Day.
Join us every Sabbath for a special Spirit-filled blessing!

Watch our Video Invitation!
  •   8:30am - Sabbath School for Children
  • 10:00am - Adult Sabbath School - Bible Study Hour
  • 11.00am - Main Sermon / The Divine Service

The line up for Sabbath 22 January 2022:

  • 5:30am - Receiving the Word - What in the World is Going On - Part 2 - Chris Buttery asks what living totally for God really looks like, and if we are relentless in our quest to know His will and then do it.
  • 6:00am - Secrets Unsealed - Why do Angels Use a Golden Card to Access Heaven ? - Stephen Bohr & Daniel Gouveia discuss the question, Why do angels use or need a golden card to access heaven?
  • 6:30am - Elijah & The Last Day Remnant - Ross Patterson - Ross Patterson shares the parallel messages of Elijah and how it relates to God's people living in the last days of earth's history.
  • 7:00am - Testimony - Christine Newman - Christine Newman shares her testimony of how God led her to a closer walk with Him and a greater understanding of His Word.
  • 7:30am - Health for a Lifetime - Child IQ, Stroke & Heat Exhaustion - Don Mackintosh hosts a series of in-depth interviews looking at many different health issues. This week - scientific studies about Child IQ, Stroke & Heat exhaustion. 
  • 8:30am - SABBATH SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN - Starting With Jesus - A fun program of singing and stories for children. This episode features the Bible story about 'The Growing Church'.
  • 9:00am - 3ABN Virtual Fall Camp Meeting - Turn Up Your Faith - Jill Morikone talks about how to strengthen our faith by focusing on the faithfulness of God. 
  • 10:00am - Sabbath School (Bible Study Hour) - In These Last Days - Hebrews - Lesson 4 - Join Pastor Doug Batchelor for a discussion about Lesson 4 of the quarterly. If you would like to prepare more fully for this study hour, you can download the lesson from the Sabbath School Net website - Lesson Archives. Or just click on this link and it will take you there. 
  • 11:00am - Secrets Unsealed - The Budding Fig Tree - In this series Pastor Stephen Bohr presents a new expanded edition of his study on Matthew 24 and end time events. 
We invite you to stay tuned to Firstlight and sing along with the hymns that play between the programmes above!
Firstlight wishes you and your family a very blessed Sabbath in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.


Presentations this week...



Dr Lela Lewis

Dr Lela Lewis & her guests navigate the complexity of the human brain & tackle how brain health can influence our mental health.

Monday 24 January at 6:30am

Repeated on Wednesday 26 January at 8:30pm and Thursday 27 January at 8:00am 



Dwayne Lemon

In this series Dwayne Lemon talks about doing the will of God and living to bring glory to His name.

Monday 24 January at 11:00am

Repeated on Tuesday 25 January at 4:15am & Wednesday 26 January at 10:30pm 




Tim Arnott

Learn with Tim Arnott about the big factor that almost guarantees you will get diabetes if you don't learn to deal with it. It's never too late to start making a better life.

Sunday 23 January at 2:00pm

Repeated on Tuesday 25 January at 2:30am & Wednesday 26 January at 5:00pm 


Gary Kent


Join Gary Kent and filmmaker, Henry Stober, on a journey through the wonders of the natural world.
Saturday 22 January at 7:00pm

Repeated on Friday 28 January at 7:00pm

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Milestones: Firstlight has been on air for more than NINE years!!

Firstlight was launched at 6pm on the 17th September 2012.  It is amazing how quickly the time has flown!  Thank you to all of you for your prayers and your financial support - both of which have kept Firstlight going.  We know that God is using Firstlight to touch the hearts and minds of many people here in New Zealand.  We receive both emails and letters daily from those who find Firstlight a blessing.  If Firstlight is a blessing in your life, please consider making a donation to help keep Firstlight on air.  Thank you so much!

Help spread the word about Firstlight!

Firstlight Flyer

Firstlight Flyer


Please help spread the word about Firstlight!

If you would like us to send you some flyers so that you can letterbox these in your area, please call 0508 - 347785 and let us know.

Firstlight Bumper Sticker


We'd also be happy to send you a bumper sticker that you can put onto your car, boat, caravan, trailer, mobility scooter etc!

Driving around with this sticker will do a lot to help spread the word about Firstlight!

Thank you for your help!

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