Long-time Te Reo Māori teacher and Te Matatini kapa haka tutor, a son of former Māori Party leader Sir Pita Sharples, Te Hira Paenga has been appointed Ahorangi Tikanga Māori at St John’s Theological College in Auckland.
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Churches have mixed feelings over Level 2 restrictions
It has the religious community asking how they will invest in the spiritual health of people through the restrictions.
A bilingual anthem to unite the nation
For the first time ever, the second verse of 'God Defend New Zealand' has been sung in both English and Māori at a major national event.
Māori faith stalwart Wally Hayward dies
Tributes are flowing for Māori faith stalwart Wally Hayward of Ngāpuhi who died aged 84 years old. The founding member of the Māori Evangelical Fellowship and Prison Chaplin passed away on Wednesday, following a stroke.
98-year-old Pākehā stalwart for Māori honoured
98-year-old May Mackey has been awarded with the Queens Medal for helping those seeking employment in the cities, and those in trouble with the law.
Baha'i prayer book translated into te reo Māori
Prayers of the Baha'i faith by prophet Baha'u'llah have been translated into te reo Māori by academic Tom Roa. Roa says the task wasn't easy but very rewarding.
South Auckland youth keep the faith
Easter is a popular holiday to spend with whānau, indulge in Easter eggs and treats. For a group of South Auckland youth, however, the Christian festival of Easter is still very much celebrated.
Uniting New Zealanders this Waitangi Day
It's been 178 years since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and thousands of people gathered at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the traditional dawn service. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the service alongside Government ministers and Members of Parliament from National, the Greens and NZ First.
Native Affairs- Tūhoe and Te Kooti's history reclaimed
Tūhoe protected their sovereignty - not Te Kooti.
Dream to see St Faiths Anglican Church become a Māori Cathedral.
The St Faiths Anglican Church in Rotorua is in line to become a registered New Zealand heritage building, however, vestry member Don Bennett says their ultimate goal is to achieve a New Zealand Māori Cathedral status under the Anglican Church.