Big crowd to welcome new Archbishop of Aotearoa

Hundreds turned out to show their support for the new Archbishop of Aotearoa Don Tamihere, who was installed as head of the Maori Anglican Church at a ceremony at Manutuke Marae on Saturday.

He also became an Archbishop and Primate of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia, joining Archbishop Philip Richardson (Pakeha) and Archbishop Winson Halapua (Polynesia).

Since 1992, the church has consisted of three Tikanga, or cultural streams — Maori, Pakeha and Polynesia. Continue reading

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