Te Runanga Whaiti (the Standing Committee of the Māori Anglican Church) has congratulated the new government – and suggested priorities.
Te Runanganui has successfully nominated one of its five bishops to become the next Pihopa o Aotearoa. The sanctioning process now begins.
Te Runanganui hears a fresh reminder of the continuing place long-closed Anglican Maori boarding schools still hold in the lives of those who passed through those places.
Te Runanganui has formally recognised the newly-fledged Aotearoa Maori Chaplains’ Charitable Trust as a “ministry priority.”
Te Runanganui has spoken formally on the central importance of turangawaewae – which means more, apparently, than middle class fretting about the prices of houses in Auckland.
Te Runanganui has committed itself to amplifying the voice of young people in the church’s most important decision-making bodies.
Representatives of Maori Anglican churches throughout the motu will soon gather in Nelson for their biennial ‘parliament’. Their weightiest task? Voting for a new leader.
Iwi gathered at Tūrangawaewae for King Tuheitia's 11th coronation celebrations have taken time to remember and give thanks for the life and ministry of Archbishop Brown Turei.