4.15pm: "The order is rescinded"
There is now absolutely nothing stopping the Arise board from releasing the Pathfinding report. No more excuses. The ball is now in their court.
Since Webworm decided to publish the independent Pathfinding review in its entirety yesterday, it appears the Employment Relations Authority has dropped all restrictions on publishing the review.
Webworm received this email from the ERA at 4.15pm New Zealand time:
The “minute from the member” was attached, and is as follows:
Point  is key:
The order is rescinded.
In other words, from what Webworm has in front of it right now, there is nothing blocking the Arise Board from releasing the independant review Arise Church commissioned back on April 13.
Again: There is nothing blocking the Arise Board from releasing the independent review Arise Church commissioned back on April 13.
This afternoon — in light of Webworm deciding to release the leaked review — Arise put out a statement gaslighting the 545 people who had spoken to Pathfinding (including over 300 current members of its own church who had taken part in said review):
“The Pathfinding Report was intended to be one of a number of inputs to inform the process of change.
While it was an important channel to gather stories and experiences from people, it was not an investigative process, with no testing or verification of what was heard.”
Reading between the lines: “There was no testing or verification of those fucking liars.”
After that excellent example of gaslighting, it went on to state that the Arise Board is “legally prohibited” from publishing the report Webworm distributed yesterday:
“Overnight the most recent version of the Pathfinding Report was illegally obtained and made available through unofficial channels online.
The report is subject to a non-publication order of the Employment Relations Authority, and while frustrated by the delay, Arise is legally prohibited from releasing or commenting on any of the content.”
That statement, as of 4.15pm New Zealand time, is no longer correct.
There is currently nothing stopping Arise from releasing the Pathfinding report.
No more excuses. No more gaslighting. No more obfuscation. No more running.
The statement was signed off by Campus Pastor Ben Kendrew, Leadership Leader Nathan Chambers, and “the Arise Church Board.” There is currently nothing stopping them from releasing the Pathfinding report.
The ball is now in their court.
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