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RABBI VAN STAVEREN

Years before Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Christopher Lee arrived in Wellington to play influential gentlemen with white beards in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Rabbi Herman Van Staveren played a commanding role, striding (and riding) through

the young nation's capital.

 
 

The history of Jews in New Zealand begins in 1840, with the arrival of

settlers at Petone in Wellington.