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Katene Eruera to lead St John's

The St John's College Kaunihera has announced that Archdeacon Katene Eruera, Dean of Tikanga Māori at St John's, will take over as Manukura (Principal) of the College in 2020.  

Anglicans strike for climate

Anglicans have come out in force to offer prayer and protest around Aotearoa New Zealand, as they joined with secondary students in their Greta Thunberg-inspired School Strike for Climate.
•  Rev Sarah West speaks in Newshub video
• UK Christians join climate strike events
• Tens of thousands across New Zealand march for climate action

Wellington focuses 2020 mission

The Diocese of Wellington focused on celebrating as a church family and keeping their action focus on child poverty, climate change and discipleship at diocesan synod this year.

Becoming resilient as older people

 The Selwyn Foundation is calling for registrations for its 2019 Spirituality and Ageing Conference this November, which will focus on building spiritual resilience as older people.

+Ngarahu ordains eight deacons

Bishop Ngarahu Katene has ordained eight deacons to serve in Māori pastorates and parishes across Te Pīhopatanga o Te Manawa o Te Wheke this week.

WCC raises West Papua alarm

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches has raised the alarm about human rights abuses being carried out against peaceful protestors in West Papua.

Dunedin diocese marks 150 years

Worshippers from across Otago and Southland celebrated 150 years of the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin in a festival Eucharist at St Paul’s Cathedral in Dunedin this week.

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)
• Wairarapa Times Age story
•Anglican Communion News Service main feature story

Opening our eyes to trafficking

Jacynthia Murphy reports on a recent seminar led by Archbishop Sir David Moxon on recognising the hidden crime of human trafficking in our Pacific region.


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