Anglican Church in Aotearoa New Zealand and Polynesia

Formerly known as the Church of the Province of New Zealand, the Church covers 106,000 square miles and includes the countries of New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and the Cook Islands. It was established as an autonomous Church in 1857.

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July 30, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] Maori students at St. John’s College in Auckland will soon have a new dean: the Rev. Katene Eruera.

Eruera has been a priest since 2003 and is a veteran of bi-vocational ministry, working full time to support his ministry in both pastorate and hui amorangi...

May 8, 2013

Diocese of Auckland Bishop Ross Bay faces a state discrimination charge for refusing to allow a gay, partnered man to enter the ordination process. Photo/Diocese of Auckland

[Anglican Taonga] Testimony before the New Zealand Human Rights Review Tribunal is due to end this week...

May 8, 2013

The Trinity Window is pieced together in Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral. Photo: Anglican Taonga

[Anglican Taonga] Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral is being given a colorful new outlook on the city.

The “trinity window,” crowning the main entrance facing...

April 17, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square.

The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney...

April 16, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] The Diocese of Christchurch, meeting in a special synod April 12-13, has given overwhelming endorsement to the most modern of the three concepts for a new Cathedral in the Square.

The synod heard a presentation from the Cathedral Project Group and Warren & Mahoney...

April 16, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] In the wake of the 201-2011 Canterbury Region earthquakes the New Zealand Diocese of Christchurch has voted to take the next step towards a dramatic redrawing of its map.

The diocese met in a special synod on April 13-14, and chose to proceed on a path which could see...

April 9, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] Insurance money from quake-damaged ChristChurch Cathedral cannot be used to fund the transitional cathedral in nearby Latimer Square, a judge has ruled.

However, the Church Property Trustees (CPT) acted in “extraordinary circumstances” in the wake of the earthquakes,...

April 3, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] Cantabrians have this morning glimpsed what shape a new Cathedral in the Square could take.

Three design options have been unveiled – restored, traditional and contemporary – and over the next month the Diocese of Christchurch and the Church Property Trustees will take...

March 25, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] Thirteen years in the making, a new edition of Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori) has been launched at Te Rau College in Gisborne.

A team from Bible Society New Zealand has been reformatting the Māori Bible for a new generation of Māori speakers. So a sense of...

February 15, 2013

[Anglican Taonga] A doctrinal commission will be set up to look at a theological rationale for the liturgical blessing of people in permanent, faithful same-sex relationships.

This “Commission on Doctrine and Theological questions” is being convened at the instruction of...

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