Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Diocese of Auckland’

Stephen Lowe new bishop of Auckland

Saturday, December 18th, 2021
Stephen Lowe

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of Hamilton Stephen Lowe as the new Catholic Bishop of Auckland. The appointment was announced in Rome at midnight New Zealand time and means the dioceses of Hamilton, Palmerston North and Christchurch are without bishops pending Pope Francis announcing new appointments. Bishop Lowe replaces Bishop Pat Dunn, who has served Read more

Catholic Diocese of Auckland performs well despite Covid

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland performed better than expected in 2020 in terms of mission, as well as financially. This was despite two major lockdowns last year as the country was in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic. At the first of series of Bishop’s Forums to be held around the diocese, Auckland Bishop Patrick Read more

Auckland’s Newman Hall on the market

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Newman Hall

Newman Hall, a 1779 sqm property in Waterloo Quadrant, owned by the diocese of Auckland is on the market. The building and adjacent land is one of the largest freehold development sites left in the Auckland CBD. It was given to the Church, in 1947, by the Buxton family for religious charitable and educational purposes. Read more

Auckland Diocese’s general manager steps down

Friday, July 29th, 2016

After 15 years as general manager of New Zealand’s largest Catholic diocese, Auckland, Kerry Coleman has decided that the time has come for him to move on to pursue other interests and opportunities. Educated at Auckland’s Sacred Heart College and Auckland University, Mr Coleman came to Auckland diocese from a background and experience in property. After beginning his career in rural valuation and farm Read more

Hato Petera group claim they are fully constituted entity

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The group speaking on behalf of Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust Board claim they are a “fully constituted entity with responsibility for providing quality pastoral care for Maori students attending Hato Petera College.” They say they are disappointed that the Catholic Diocese of Auckland does not recognise their legality. “We absolutely reject this unfortunate Read more

Diocese surprised by the unauthorised Hato Petera media release

Friday, December 11th, 2015

The Catholic Diocese of Auckland has expressed concern about the misinformation given to students of Hato Petera College and their whanau about the future of the school’s boarding hostels. The facilities are owned by the Catholic Diocese of Auckland, and it has confirmed that the boarding hostels will not be available in 2016. The diocese says it was surprised by a Read more

Off again on again Hato Petera saga

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

In a surprise move Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust has announced that its boarding facilities will continue to be available next year. A statement by Murray Painting has expressed optimism about the school’s future. News reports have been confused. Some have referred to Painting as the newly elected Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Read more

Hato Petera – why the hostels had to close

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Over 20 years ago, in response to requests by Hato Petera College whanau, the Catholic Diocese of Auckland set up the Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust. In signing the Trust Deed Te Whanau o Hato Petera Trust accepted total responsibility for the land, buildings and operations of the Trust and a 20 year lease Read more

Catholic Caring Foundation celebrates and thanks

Friday, July 24th, 2015

On Wednesday, the Catholic Caring Foundation in Auckland held a Mass to thank all the people who are involved in the various programmes that it supports. After the Mass representatives from these organisations were presented with certificates. The mass took place at this time to draw attention to Caring Sunday which occurs on 26 July. Read more