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

March 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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