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Bible Society gives Good News for Xmas

The Bible Society of New Zealand is giving away thousands of their brand-new children's picture book nativity for Christmas 2017.

Forum reviews 3-Tikanga model

The Anglican Church adopted its three tikanga constitution in 1992. Time then, for “critical reflection on the radical step taken then.” That’s the premise of a three-day forum which began today at St John’s College.

Battling the housing crisis

Continuing our introductions to folk from the social justice groups... This week, we meet Pania Houkamau-Ngaheu – who knows how raw the needs of the homeless can be.

CWS launches Rohingya appeal

Christian World Service is calling on Kiwi Christians to help Rohingya refugees who are fleeing attacks in Burma.

Advocating for prisoners & youth

Each week for the next few weeks, Taonga will introduce a member of one of the new social justice portfolio groups. This week, we meet Dr Lily George – who has stepped up for two of the groups.

Two Kiwis to lead Franciscans

Brother Christopher John SSF and Rev John Hebenton have been appointed to lead the First and Third orders of the Communion-wide Society of Saint Francis.

Meet Dunedin’s new bishop

Dunedin’s new bishop has wasted no time connecting with his clergy. A month ago, every licenced clergyperson in the diocese received a hand-written letter from their bishop-elect.
• Tenth Bishop of Dunedin ordained

Taonga magazine's Spring issue is out

Anglican Taonga magazine's Spring 2017 issue has gone to print and will be arriving in your church or letterbox soon.

Touching heaven’s heels in Tonga

Tongan Anglicans turned out in force in Nuku’alofa on Sunday to support the ordination of the kingdom’s first as-of-right bishop.
• Tongan Anglican Church 'A bird that has begun to fly' ACNS reports


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