Posts Tagged ‘Dame Whina Cooper’

Acting Dame Whina led Rena Owen back to Mass

Monday, June 13th, 2022

Dame Whina Cooper (1895-1994) may no longer be with us but her spirit is still strong, as actress Rena Owen can attest. Owen, who is portraying Te Whaea o Te Motu (mother of the Nation) in a new movie called simply Whina, says the role is her most challenging yet. The way Owen tells it, Read more

Catholic blessing for Auckland’s tunnel boring machine launch

Monday, May 10th, 2021

A milestone for Tāmaki Makaurau has been reached with the launch of the tunnel boring machine at New Zealand’s largest infrastructure project, the $4.4 billion City Rail Link. Father Christopher Denham of the Catholic St Patrick and St Joseph’s Cathedral blessed the machine – named Dame Whina Cooper – and the teams who will operate Read more