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Waiapu flocks to ordain bishop

St John's Cathedral overflows with well-wishers as Andrew Hedge is ordained as the 16th Bishop of Waiapu.
• Archbishop Philip Richardson's sermon

Jesus' opponents duck for cover

In our Bible notes for this Sunday, Jesus turns the tables on the Scribes and Pharisees.

Bishop lifts off as a children's writer

After 14 years' gestation, Bishop Bruce Gilberd takes wing as a children's author.

Bishops back child poverty resource

Christians can't allow the focus on child poverty to get blurry, say our bishops. So they've commended a new resource to the church.

What shall we do about ISIS?

The Archbishop of Canterbury calls for a long-term global strategy against ISIS.
• 'Once in a millennium threat'
• Canadian primate seeks prayer 

Waiapu mourns former registrar

Cliff Houston, Registrar of Waiapu from 2006-12, dies in Dunedin after a long illness.

The lure of prime-time suffering

Taonga columnist John Bluck tries to see sense in TV shows that delight in misery, humiliation and despair.

Jonathan Mane-Wheoki dies

A requiem mass for Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki will be held in Holy Trinity Cathedral this Saturday.

Canberra joins divestment move

The Diocese of Canberra and Goulburn joins Perth in divesting from fossil fuels.
• Sydney votes for gaming divestment