Ngā Kōrero

No barriers between the church and its people

27 November 2023

Bishop Richard Wallace is laser focused on achieving a short list of goals that will help unite our Te Waipounamu churches with their communities.   “I’m going to pull down that...

Te Rūnanganui Closing Eucharist

18 October 2023

The sun was back out in Te Matau A Māui and shining through the colourful stained glass windows of the historic Waiapu Cathedral as Reverend Zhane Tahau Whelan invited everyone...

Awards honour outstanding leaders

30 September 2023

As the 2023 Te Rūnanganui came to a close on 30 September, a gala evening celebrated some of Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa’s most outstanding leaders.

Te Rūnanganui expands reporting

30 September 2023

Finances and audit reports led the final afternoon of this year’s Te Rūnanganui o te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa that has shifted to a full online reporting mode.

Hāhi holds wānanga on bishops

30 September 2023

A new Commission on Episcopal Leadership has gathered vital feedback from Pīhopatanga leaders in the first of many wānanga that will help guide its work moving forward.

Hui scopes out Mihinare education

29 September 2023

Leaders of Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa took a close-up look at Mihinare-led education in an afternoon on ministry formation, kura and mātauranga at Te Rūnanganui 2023.

Hāhi moves to prevent abuse

29 September 2023

A motion acknowledging the pain experienced by survivors of abuse within Church-based care, and seeking to restore their mana and tapu, was passed unanimously at Te Rūnanganui 2023 on Friday...

Hāhi goes deep on suicide

29 September 2023

A frank discussion on the sensitive topic of suicide brought together ideas from around the world during Friday’s wānanga at Te Rūnanganui o te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa.It was an emotional...

Ōmahu welcomes Te Rūnanganui

28 September 2023

Te Rūnanganui o te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa was welcomed to Ōmahu marae in a sun-drenched pōhiri on Thursday, to whenua at the heart of a community whose homes were devastated...

Te Rūnanganui 2023 seeks to build flourishing whanau

17 September 2023

The future mission and ministry of Te Pīhopatanga o Aotearoa as a flourishing indigenous Church will be under discussion when Te Rūnanganui gathers in Te Matau a Maui (Hastings) later this month.