As Aotearoa New Zealand experiences our second partial lockdown in response to a new Auckland-based cluster of Covid-19 infections, Archbishop Don Tamihere’s words of encouragement from this year’s virtual General Synod Te Hīnota Whānui speak again into our biggest city’s ‘new normal’.
• Watch Archbishop Don's charge on Youtube
New South Auckland family harm prevention services hub, ‘Te Taanga Manawa’ opens up a new way of working together that will transform many lives, reports Jade Hohaia from Manukau.
The Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa regular Sunday morning online services have ended on a high note with a sermon from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, who shared his vision of a new world based on Jesus’ radical, life-changing way of love.
• Watch Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon on Facebook (Starts at 14.50min)
Pihopatanga karakia went global this week with Archbishop Don Tamihere welcoming Archbishop Mark MacDonald – the National Indigenous Anglican Archbishop of Canada – to the Pihopatanga weekly livestreamed Eucharist as a special guest preacher.
Archbishop Don Tamihere has received an award honouring the long-standing relationships and educational exchange between Te Pīhopatanga o Te Tairāwhiti and Loyola Marymount University – a highly-respected Catholic University in Los Angeles.
Bishop Ngarahu Katene has ordained eight deacons to serve in Māori pastorates and parishes across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Manawa o Te Wheke this week.
More than a thousand people thronged onto the grounds at Rathkeale College in Masterton this week to celebrate the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as Pīhopa o Te Upoko o Te Ika and the first Māori woman to be ordained bishop in this Church.
• Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel's ordination sermon
• Watch the Atiawa Toa FM full video coverage of pōwhiri and ordination (with commentary and interviews in Te Reo Māori)
• Wairarapa Times Age story
•Anglican Communion News Service main feature story
Māori Anglicans from the bishopric of Upoko o Te Ika have gathered to focus on mission in the lead up to Bishop-elect Waitohiariki's ordination.
The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have announced that Archdeacon Waitohiariki Quayle will become Bishop of Upoko o Te Ika, making her the first Māori woman in history to be elected bishop.
• RNZ: Waitohiariki Quayle is the world's first Māori woman bishop
• TVNZ: World's first Māori woman bishop elected
• Māori development minister Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Bishop-elect Wai
• Grassroots service earns bishop's mitre