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History made in New Zealand as first indigenous woman elected to serve as bishop

The Archdeacon of Wairarapa, Waitohiariki Quayle, will be the first female Maori bishop when she is consecrated Bishop of Upoko o Te Ika.

10 May 2019

An Easter message from the Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

An Easter message from the Archbishops of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

18 April 2019

Church leaders offer prayer and solidarity after New Zealand mosque attacks leaves 49 dead

Anglican archbishops and bishops in New Zealand and elsewhere have spoken out after gunmen attacked two mosques in Christchurch.

15 March 2019

Fereimi Cama ordained and installed as Bishop of Polynesia and Primate of ANZP

First Fijian to be Bishop of Polynesia and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia has been consecrated.

11 March 2019

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