Posts Tagged ‘Maori Anglican’

First Māori Woman Bishop welcomed at Rangiatea Church

Monday, December 2nd, 2019
Māori woman bishop

Pihopa Waitohiariki Quayle, New Zealand’s first Māori woman bishop, 24th November, was welcomed in a service that took place in the beautiful and historic of Rangiatea Church in Ōtaki. The newly ordained bishop was supported by groups from different areas. She comes from from the Wairarapa, but now has charge of a large area that Read more

World’s first Māori woman bishop

Monday, May 6th, 2019

he Archbishops of the Anglican Church in New Zealand have elected the world’s first Māori woman Bishop. Archdeacon Waitohiariki Quayle has been appointed Bishop of Te Ūpoko o Te Ika. She was ordained deacon in 2013 and priest in 2014 by Bishop Muru Walters at the Church of Te Hepara Pai in Masterton. Continue reading

Anglican church apologises to Māori for selling land

Monday, December 3rd, 2018
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A delegation from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand has apologised to Māori for its roll in ancestral land being lost to the Crown 151 years ago. The apology took place on the former site of the Otamataha Pā in the Bay of plenty on Saturday, December 1. The church’s apology centres on a Read more

Queen’s Birthday Honour for Taranaki kaumātua-cum priest

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Archdeacon Tikituterangi (Tiki) Raumati is now an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit following the announcement of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. A kaumātua and a retired priest of 50 years still has people turning up at his door asking if he’ll baptise their children, or if he knows anything about their whānau.

Precedent set for returning church land to Maori

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says there are precedents for church land to be returned to Maori. Taurangamoana iwi have been talking to the Anglican Church about the return of land under council buildings in the central city that was supposed to have been part of a Maori reserve. The former Tauranga MP says Read more

Rod Oram: Journeying in the spirit of Waitangi

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

For four days over the last weekend, I travelled with friends down from Auckland through the Waikato and King Country to Taranaki, seeking insights from history and hope for the future. Our journey was an early celebration of Waitangi Day, anguish, reconciliation and all. Our first stop was St John’s church in Te Awamutu, Waikato’s Read more

New Bishop of Ripon gets a rousing Maori welcome

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Maori songs and chants and the sound of a traditional church choir greeted Dr Helen-Ann Hartley as she was installed as Bishop of Ripon in a packed cathedral on Sunday. Priests from the Anglican Church in New Zealand who had made the 11,000-mile journey to be at her side, led her through the west door Read more

Episcopalian bishop raises Maori flag in USA

Monday, July 24th, 2017

A  flag carried by 1998  Hikoi of Hope marchers now hangs in the office of the Episcopalian bishop of the diocese of North Dakota in the USA. Bishop Michael Smith holds it up as a symbol of progress made by Maori and as an emblem of the partnerships formed between Anglicans in Aotearoa and Episcopalians in Read more

Maori Church leaders back current national flag with rousing haka

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Maori Anglican Church leaders launched into a “spontaneous” and “thunderous” haka after voting to support the current New Zealand flag. About 160 people met at the church’s synod in Wellington this month, where the possibility of changing the flag was raised and discussed. The church unanimously voted to support keeping the current flag, arguing it Read more

Lay leadership core theme at Anglican Maori General Synod

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Amongst calls being made for the New Zealand flag to remain and a motion for a Bishop’s age of retirement overturned, a profound theme threading its way through this year’s  Te Runanganui o Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa – Maori General Synod of Aotearoa/New Zealand [Anglican Maori Synod ]  that the lay leadership be heard in Read more