Posts Tagged ‘Catholic Maori’

O’Sullivan has some ideas about future of Hato Petera

Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Doctor Lance O’Sullivan wants to shift the Vanguard military school on to the vacant Hato Petera College site. He has also proposed that the Hato Petera site should be used for a hostel for Māori students attending other schools in the area, on the model of Auckland Grammar School’s InZone hostel in Epsom. He said Read more

Hato Petera closed

Monday, September 3rd, 2018
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Bishop Patrick Dunn, the Catholic Bishop of Auckland and the proprietor of Hato Petera College believes that the cancellation of the College’s Integration Agreement is in the best interests of students. The Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and the Bishop have agreed that the College will close on 31 August 2018. In making the announcement Read more

Group’s effort to save Hato Petera College described as harmful

Thursday, June 7th, 2018
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The commissioner appointed to run Hato Petera College has described the efforts by a group of people to increase the college’s roll as harmful. Tauira Tawhito Steering Komiti, a group of former students, parents and a kaumatua, have been able to increase the roll from one to five. They say they have received nearly 500 expressions of Read more

Just one student left at Hato Petera College

Monday, April 9th, 2018
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Hato Petera College in Auckland now has just one student on its roll. The roll has declined from 210 in 1995 and the Education Review Office had expressed concerns about the school’s performance. Earlier this year, Lex Hamill was appointed as a commissioner to take over the governance of the college. Hamill said there is Read more

700 gather in Ohakune for 72nd Hui Aranga

Thursday, April 5th, 2018
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About 700 people gathered In Ohakune for this year’s Hui Aranga. Three-quarters of them were youth. The Hui Aranga, or Maori Easter Gathering, is a Maori Catholic celebration of Holy Week and Easter. Groups come to it from all over the North Island. This year they included Clubs from Tauranga (Tauranga Moana), Wairoa (Tawhiti a Read more

St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College marks 150 years

Thursday, October 5th, 2017
St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College

Thousands of past students are expected to travel to Napier this weekend for the 150 year anniversary of St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College. The occasion will begin with an opening ceremony on Friday at 3:00 pm. On Saturday formalities highlighting the school’s history will be presented, then followed by a celebration dinner. There will be Read more

School angry boarding house used for homeless

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Members of the Hato Petera College community are angry the Catholic Diocese of Auckland has allowed their boarding hostel to be occupied by the homeless. The church closed the hostel to college students last year, and the Catholic Māori high school is still fighting to get its boarding facility back. Continue reading Related Posts:Vatican wants Read more

Pa Henare Tate R.I.P

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
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Groups have begun to gather at Motuti marae to mourn Pā Henare Arekatea Tate, who passed away on Saturday at Rawene Hospital at he age of 79. He had retired to his home of Motuti early in 2008 and had been suffering from cancer for some time. Pa Henare was born in Rawene and affiliates to Te Read more

Pōwhiri for newly appointed Turanga Maori and his wife

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
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A pōwhiri at the  Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Wellington, on Monday 27 February, welcomed Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard and his wife Maru.  Danny has been appointed the new Tūranga Māori in the Archdiocese of Wellington. Hundreds of whānau, students, staff and friends travelled to Wellington to join people from the Archdiocese at the pōwhiri. The bishop of Read more

Catholic bishops on bicultural path

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Maori advisor to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference says Maori have a vital role to play in the church’s future, particularly in reaching out to young people and migrants. Catholics are the largest denomination in New Zealand with nearly half a million members, almost 70,000 of whom are Maori. Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard says Read more