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Sharing God’s love in a pandemic

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

Te Taanga Manawa hub opens

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.

+Michael Curry preaches to Aotearoa

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 goes global

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 receives award

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.

+Ngarahu ordains eight deacons

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.

Bishop Waitohiariki’s day of firsts

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

Mission hui energises Upoko

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.

First Māori woman elected bishop

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


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Peter Thirkell

Kill the End of Life Choice Act, not vulnerable people.

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Kill the End of Life Choice Act, not vulnerable people.

Bosco Peters

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Stephen Cottrell

Please, let's not go back to normal

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Please, let's not go back to normal

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Anglican Taonga Winter 2018