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Bishops from New Zealand and Polynesia issue joint protest on West Papua abuses

Bishops from the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia express “deep disappointment” at suppression of West Papuans.

17 December 2018

Anglican Church of New Zealand apologises for Colonial-era Maori land-snatch

Archbishop Philip Richardson has apologised to the Maori people from Tauranga for an 1866 decision which saw their lands given away.

04 December 2018

Christchurch celebrates the diocese’s first “church from scratch” in 40 years

The first parish “church from scratch” to be built in New Zealand’s Diocese of Christchurch in 40 years will be consecrated early next year.

26 November 2018

New Zealand Church leaders rejects Sydney proposal for overlapping Anglican jurisdiction

Proposal by the Archbishop of Sydney for an overlapping Anglican diocese in New Zealand has been rejected by the Provinces archbishops.

13 November 2018

Taranaki Cathedral praised for its earthquake strengthening proposals

Moves to re-open St Mary’s Cathedral in Taranaki, New Zealand, move a step closer after Resource Consent was granted for the proposals.

16 August 2018

Negotiations begin for “amicable separation” following same-sex relationships vote

Talks have begun to reach an amicable separation between members of four conservative evangelical churches and Christchurch Diocese. 

06 July 2018

Bishop Victoria Matthews bows out with attack on Cathedral preservation campaign

The outgoing Bishop of Christchurch said goodbye to her diocese with an attack on civic authorities over the future of Christchurch Cathedral.

16 April 2018

New Zealand primates say Church should be included in state abuse inquiry

The co-Primates of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia says churches should be included in official abuse inquiry.

26 March 2018

Bishops in England and New Zealand step down to pursue new callings

The Bishop of Christchurch, Victoria Matthews, and the Bishop of Shrewsbury, Mark Rylands, are stepping down to pursue new callings.

19 March 2018

New Zealand Anglican bishops speak out against moves to legalise euthanasia

Eight bishops have called for a halt to a Bill which proposes legalising medically-assisted suicide and euthanasia in New Zealand.

28 February 2018