Telling the stories of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, NZ and Polynesia

Joy as northerners gather again

As Anglicans across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau and the Diocese of Auckland returned to worship in person for the first time in four months this week, their bishops said their people’s joy was palpable at the chance to be together again.
 Tamaki-makaurau church leaders’ Christmas message

Māori bishops urge Covid vigilance

The Māori Anglican Bishops have sent a joint pastoral letter to Hui Amorangi around Aotearoa New Zealand, calling on communities to place vulnerable and at risk whānau at the heart of how they conduct community life under the new “traffic light” Covid-19 Protection Framework.
• Experts look at the traffic light system's flaws 

Archbishop Don talks on faith & vaccines

Archbishop Don Tamihere and the Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa have affirmed the Church’s strong support for vaccination as the wisest path Māori whānau can take to protect themselves and their communities from Covid-19.

Te Aka connects whānau & faith

A newly formed Aotearoa-wide ministry network and digital resource hub for whānau, tamariki and rangatahi is breaking new ground for Te Hāhi Mihinare – the Māori Anglican Church.
• ‘Tamariki Time’ seeds digital ministry

Indigenous Christians stand with Canada

Indigenous Christians from around Aotearoa New Zealand and the Anglican Communion have expressed their solidarity with the indigenous peoples of Canada in a statement released this week.

Te Rāwiri songs go on future record

David Tapene Snr and Te Pihopatanga o Te Tai Tokerau have launched an ambitious project to digitally capture the oral history of more than 200 traditional Mihingare hymns. 
 Radio Waatea: Himene captured for the future

Bishop Te Kitohi receives ONZM

Bishop of Tai Tokerau, Rt Rev Te Kitohi Wiremu Pikaahu has been presented with an honour as Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to the Anglican Church and to Māori.

Karakia o Te Po marks a year online

As ‘Karakia o Te Po’ reached its first anniversary on March 25 this year, the Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa online services are still welcoming the largest single congregations of any Māori Anglican Church today.
• Quick glance glossary of Māori words

Podcast tackles suicide pandemic

Manawa o Te Wheke youth enabler Mira Martin has shared her insights from years of experience promoting wellbeing for Māori youth in a ‘Sacred Teachings’ indigenous wisdom podcast for the Anglican Church of Canada.

Worth a look