Tūranga Māori


Tēnā koutou ki te whānau whānui o ngā hau e whā

tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa

Greetings to all peoples from the four winds

Kia pakari ai a roto i a koutou i te kaha

God give you power through the Spirit for your inner self to grow strong (Ephesians 3:16)

Tūranga Māori is one of the ways in which communities can make contact with Catholic Māori in the Archdiocese of Wellington. These communities include parishes, schools, liturgy groups, pastoral and other groups.

Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard is the new Tūranga Māori and took up this role on 27 February 2017. Rangimoeroa Waikari-Panapa is Kaiāwhina.

Tūranga Māori works with Monsignor Gerard Burns (Vicar for Māori) in the Māori Pastoral Care team, alongside Catholic Māori. The work of Māori Pastoral Care includes:

  • assisting communities with their knowledge of taha Māori and use of te reo Māori in their liturgies: for example, in prayers and responses in  Mass; the use of kākahu and taonga pūoro
  • helping with sacramental and leadership programmes for children and young people
  • assisting participation in Archdiocesan events, liturgies and celebrations: for example, karanga at Mass.

Both Pā Gerard Burns and Tūranga Māori are ex-officio members of Te Kahu o Te Rangi, the Catholic Māori Pastoral Council for the Wellington Archdiocese. Members of Te Kahu o Te Rangi meet regularly throughout the year to report on activities in their various parishes and communities.

The offices of the Vicar for Māori and Tūranga Māori are in the Archdiocesan Catholic Centre, 22 Hill St, Thorndon, Wellington.

Nau mai, haere mai ki te tari nei.

Tūranga Māori can be contacted: DDI (04) 496 1755 and at d.karatea-goddard@wn.catholic.org.nz