Past ten years in New Zealand:
- $250 million in tithing receipts
- $300 million in contributions from Salt Lake
- Total of $550 million +
- 90% has gone to fund the real estate development project in Temple View and the overhead in Takapuna.
- We claim there is no paid clergy
We have been told not to ask questions about how sacred tithing funds are being spent in Temple View, because if you question church employees you are questioning Gods will. They claim that they simply follow instructions from Utah and that no decisions are made in New Zealand. I was told that one of the brethren in Utah had a revelation that there should be a new stake center in Temple View with a full sized basketball court and a lake.