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Bishop Waitohiariki’s day of firsts

More than a thousand people thronged onto the grounds at Rathkeale College in Masterton this week to celebrate the ordination of Bishop Waitohiariki Quayle as Pīhopa o Te Upoko o Te Ika and the first Māori woman to be ordained bishop in this Church.
• Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel's ordination sermon
• Watch the Atiawa Toa FM full video coverage of pōwhiri and ordination (with commentary and interviews in Te Reo Māori)

Mission hui energises Upoko

Māori Anglicans from the bishopric of Upoko o Te Ika have gathered to focus on mission in the lead up to Bishop-elect Waitohiariki's ordination.

First Māori woman elected bishop

The Archbishops of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia have announced that Archdeacon Waitohiariki Quayle will become Bishop of Upoko o Te Ika, making her the first Māori woman in history to be elected bishop.
• RNZ: Waitohiariki Quayle is the world's first Māori woman bishop
• TVNZ: World's first Māori woman bishop elected
• Māori development minister Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Bishop-elect Wai
• Grassroots service earns bishop's mitre

Upoko o Te Ika calls Electoral College

Te Hui Amorangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika has announced they will hold an Electoral College to discern who will serve as their next Bishop.

You better send your uncle home!

In May this year, Colenso Eramiha and his cousin May Lloyd shot off to Crete. In a month's time, Colenso will be heading back there again. Here's a story about what he found last time – and what he hopes to find this trip.

Bishops atone for Tauranga land loss

Saturday saw a first in the setting right of the dispossession of te iwi Maori. Hundreds turned out in Tauranga to witness an apology, not by the Crown, but by this church for the 1866 actions of one of its mission agencies.
• Bishop Andrew Hedge's sorrow
• Dr Alistair Reese explains the history
• Tauranga's Deputy Mayor gives his view
• One News report on the apology
• MTS: Te Kaea's report
• The formal apology
• The previous story

Seeking justice for Naboth…

The Old Testament story of Naboth's Vineyard is about a man who refuses to sell his inherited land to the king. So his queen has Naboth stoned, and dogs lick his blood. It's a story missionaries reached for when they tried, and failed, to save the iwi land on which downtown Tauranga is built.
• The General Synod apology to the Tauranga Moana hapu
• Naboth's Vineyard: the Reese report
• The day General Synod said sorry - a report

I was in prison…

And you visited me. About 150 well-wishers from nga hau e wha piled into an Auckland rest home yesterday to celebrate a remarkable life in prison ministry.


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