Araina Kazia Pereira


Araina Kazia Pereira from Wellington, New Zealand is a published writer having written for various outlets and most recently joining as a Press Service International young writer. She enjoys asking the big questions and writing about the challenging questions that she has wrestled with in her own journey, as well as her learnings along the way. You can contact her at

  • Truth, transparency and troubles

    It used to always baffle me when flying overseas, watching the safety video and hearing them say ‘please help yourself before helping others’. The thought of me putting my oxygen mask on first while I watch another struggle seems bizarre.

  • When lukewarm is convenient

    Have you read the same thing as a friend but had a different interpretation of it? I once got into a discussion about what the difference between wearing a beanie ‘on my ears’ is versus what wearing a beanie ‘over my ears is.’ Both meant the same thing but were differently interpreted.

  • Have we put God in a box?

    Do you ever look at some toys and wonder how on earth it doesn't terrify a child? For me every time I have come across a jack-in-the-box, I wonder that exact question. If you haven't seen one, let me describe it to you, it's a box that you wind and then all of a sudden a clown pops out of it.

  • Dear Santa, pandemic is not on my wish list.  

    As Christmas draws near I increasingly find myself excited for some time out, yet puzzled as to where this year went. I asked myself the other day, what has actually been achieved?

  • Plan X, Y, Z.

    Like the rest of NZ, I found myself deeply disappointed with the return of ole mate COVID. Like many, I had wonderful trips around the country booked, all which overnight had to be cancelled.

  • Lockdown Blues? Think about Noah

    Imagine this, one day you are living your life, going about you daily tasks, and the next minute you are stuck inside with your family and you don’t know for how long.

  • A year of no transactional love

    Imagine a year where everyone does, with no expectations of a return. Long gone are the days of I’ll scratch your back if you scratch mine. A world where everybody does, for the benefit of the other.

  • ‘New Year, New Me’

    The popular New Year catch phrase that we hear when people are coming into the New Year. Coming to Christmas and New Year, we find ourselves reflecting on the year that has been and looking towards the year that is to come.

  • Women in Ministry are women, very much at home.

    Recently, an age old debate has resurfaced again. Should women be allowed to preach and teach the gospel?