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.


November 15, 2012

[Anglican Taonga] The High Court has halted the deconstruction of Christchurch’s severely damaged cathedral – but only until the Church Property Trustees produce plans and commit to building a new Cathedral in the Square.

The style of the new cathedral will be left to CPT....

October 26, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] As the shadows lengthened on a brilliant spring Auckland afternoon, and a gentle breeze sighed through the new leaves of the pin oak trees at St. John’s College, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams paid homage to one of the greatest sons of the...

October 25, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The first thing Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will face at the Anglican Consultative Council’s (ACC) opening ceremony Oct. 27 will be a guttural challenge from the young people of New Zealand.

On entering the Telstra Events Centre in Manukau,...

October 2, 2012

[Anglican Taonga] Bells rescued from ChristChurch Cathedral have been shipped to the English foundry where they were made for specialist restoration.

The 13 bells were buried in tonnes of masonry when the tower collapsed in Christchurch’s Feb. 22, 2011 earthquake.


September 24, 2012

[NZ Herald and Taonga News] The laying of concrete foundations for Christchurch’s “cardboard cathedral” started Sept. 24.

Concrete trucks have been on the Latimer Square site pouring since 4 a.m., and are expected to be there for seven hours.

The first truckload of 180...

September 11, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Child poverty in New Zealand is drawing attention from several denominations after a recent report outlined legislative plans to help children through tax and welfare changes.

The New Zealand government has cited difficulties with measuring child...

August 30, 2012

[Ecumenical News International, Wellington, New Zealand] A bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples on Aug. 29 passed the first of three readings in the New Zealand parliament by a margin of two to one, creating the likelihood of passage into law early next year.


July 23, 2012

Artist’s conception of Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral, due to be up by Christmas. Anglican Taonga photo

[Anglican Taonga] Christchurch’s Transitional Cathedral moves closer to reality this Tuesday as contractors prepare to lay the foundations by Latimer Square.


July 20, 2012

[Anglican Taonga] The two New Zealand-based archbishops have publicly declared that the Anglican Church stands four-square behind the Bible in Schools program.

Archbishop David Moxon and Archbishop Brown Turei were moved to comment following televised remarks made yesterday by...

July 11, 2012

[Anglican Taonga] Church: We Need to Talk About Marriage.

That’s what the General Synod decided in Fiji this afternoon.

Without dissent, and after a debate that at times included displays of raw emotion, the synod passed a resolution that “asks Episcopal Units to hold...