Tairawhiti Bishop Don Tamihere elected as primate of Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia

Posted Mar 7, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] The two existing primates of the Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia (ANZP) have announced that the province’s third primate will be Bishop Don Tamihere, currently bishop of Tairawhiti. The Church of ANZP is unique in the Anglican Communion in having three primates of the whole province, but with special responsibility for the three Tikangas, or geographical and cultural streams: Polynesia, Maori, and Pākehā (people of European descent). Tamihere will succeed the late Archbishop Brown Turei, who died in January 2017 at the age of 92, just two months ahead of his planned retirement.

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Comments (2)

  1. Dr Jenny Te Paa Daniel says:

    A truly grace filled and gifted young servant leader – a decision so timely and so right for our times as indigenous Anglicans – immensely proud of this always outstanding former student!

  2. A glorious day for the Church! So happy that ++Don’s election is ratified. He is our good friend, a wonderful hard working Servant leader, and part of the Red Shirt Project! St. Mary’s in Lompoc, CA is celebrating!!! Can’t wait for the big day, and I will be there for sure!

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