Waihangā | Transform

Ko te aroha, hei te mea tinihangakore. Kia whakarihariha ki te kino; kia ū ki te pai. Ka aroha ki ngā tēina, kia tino pono te aroha tētahi ki tētahi; ka whakahōnore, kia nui tā tētahi i tētahi. Kia uaua, kaua e māngere; kia toko tonu ake te wairua; me te mahi anō ki te Ariki. Kia hari i runga i te tūmanako; kia manawanui ki te whakapāwera; kia ū ki te īnoi.

Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honour.  Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord.  Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.

– Rōma/Romans 12:9-12

What can mātauranga Mihinare offer society concerning the issues that we are wrestling with?

Rev Zhane Wheelan at Omahu marae

Questions about:

  • Employment, education, housing, health, and poverty
  • The climate crisis
  • A greater awareness of racism
  • Questions related to human sexuality and notions of gender
  • Significant shifts in the global trade system and in global politics that impact us regionally
  • The Covid-19 pandemic which has increased inequality and highlighted societal injustices
  • The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care that has revealed the need for changes in how we ensure the safety of the most vulnerable members of our society.

As a Church, we have the opportunity to speak and act prophetically. How will we respond?

Hikoi of Hope

The Hīkoi of Hope is a wānanga and talanoa across the province reintroducing prophetic Mihinare theological teaching and leadership in response to the issues of the day.


Kurahautū has taken responsibility for the development of Hāpaitia: The Anglican Cyclone Gabrielle Response Group. this is the Anglican Church mobilising to lead a Whole-of-Church response to whakamana impacted Mihinare/Anglican communities, so they in turn can uplift Te Oranga Ake – flourishing whānau, communities and environments.

Anglican Care

Anglican Care is a nationwide network of Anglican social service agencies, parish-based programmes, and interchurch groups.  The Archbishops have tasked Kurahautū with working with the Anglican Care Network to ‘find the way’ ahead together and shape a more mātauranga grounded future for the network.