Posts Tagged ‘Maori Catholic’

Richard Puanaki: a shining light and a great composer

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

Eulogies at a Requiem Mass for Richard Puanaki – pictured – described him as one of the nation’s great composers and a shining light in the Māori Catholic church. Rihari Tiki Te Aroha Puanaki (72) died last week of cancer in his home town Wairoa. After many years away he returned there to teach at Read more

Covenant renewed at unique place within the Catholic Church

Monday, July 27th, 2020

On Sunday 26th July a Covenant (Kawenata) was signed at Pukekaraka, Ōtaki. The original agreement set up an inalienable relationship. The present Covenant renews the original agreement. It recalled the partnership established when local Māori invited the Catholic church to come and live there. It marks the “sharing of these lands in perpetuity for the Read more

Pā Karaitiana Kingi celebrates 50 years of priesthood

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pā Karaitiana Kingi, Marist priest, celebrated his 50th jubilee at Takitimu Marae Wairoa on Saturday 16th November. The venue was appropriate as Kingi was ordained at this marae by Bishop Snedden. It was the first time a Māori priest had been ordained on a marae. Various priests, religious Sisters and Brothers joined Fr Karaitiana and Read more

National Hui for Maori Pastoral Care

Monday, June 24th, 2019

The inaugural National Māori Pastoral Care Hui was held on 9 May 2019, at Connolly Hall, Wellington. Te Ohu Kai Manaaki, the Māori Pastoral Care Team of the Archdiocese of Wellington, organised the Hui. The bishops nominated the participants as those Church members who are working in Māori pastoral care and Ministry with Māori in Read more

Glistening Taranaki greeted Māori gathered at Hui Aranga

Monday, April 29th, 2019
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About 1,800 people gathered at the TSB Hub in Hawera for the Hui Aranga over Easter. ‘Hui Aranga’ means ‘Gathering around the Rising of Jesus’. It is the Māori Catholic celebration of the Easter message. The Hui Aranga began at Ōtaki at Pukekaraka in 1946. This year the hosts were Taranaki, Ngā Pekanga (Waitara) and Read more

Hato Petera: Case for ownership “seems overwhelming”

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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A high court judge says the Catholic bishop of Auckland’s substantive case for ownership of the land that Hato Petera College is located on “seems overwhelming”. Late on Tuesday Judge Pheroze Jagose granted the bishop an order to the protesters to leave the land and remove their property within 48 hours. However, he declined a request Read more

Well-know priest and theolgian was a child abuser

Thursday, July 26th, 2018
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Michael Shirres, a Catholic priest and theologian who died in 1997, has been exposed as a child abuser. He worked with Māori communities in the Far North before becoming a University of Auckland theologian. He also wrote and published books about Māori spirituality. The Catholic Bishop of Auckland, Pat Dunn, told the New Zealand Herald that Read more

Briefing paper lists Hato Petera’s financial woes

Monday, April 16th, 2018
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A briefing prepared by the ministry for Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis has highlighted some of the severe financial pressures facing Hato Petera College. Only $1,600 of its $200,000 operations grant was being spent on delivering the curriculum. 81 percent of the operations grant is spent on non-teaching personnel. The three office personnel consume 53 Read more

Mo Maria moves Matt Maher

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Matt Maher recalled the unexpectedly powerful experience of recently hearing a Maori hymn to Mary in New Zealand. Read More  You will need to scroll down to find the comment

Hāhi Katorika has not kept up with Māori resurgence

Monday, November 20th, 2017
Hāhi Katorika

Sister Tui Cadigan says being Catholic and being Māori are two sides of identity but many younger Māori haven’t found ways to reconcile the two. Cadigan is the chair of Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa (National Catholic Māori Council of New Zealand). Te Rūnanga is an advisory council to the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Conference. Read more