Hūtia te rito o te harakeke, kei hea te kōmako e kō?
Uia mai koe ki ahau, ‘He aha te mea nui o te ao?’
Māku e kī atu,
‘He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.’
“As you rightly treasure your culture, let the Gospel of Christ continue to penetrate and permeate it, confirming your sense of identity as a unique part of God’s household.”
Pope Saint John Paul II, Auckland, 1986
The Māori Pastoral Care team provides advice and support for Māori and faith communities within the Archdiocese of Wellington. The team includes Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard ( Tūranga Māori and Vicar Māori), Mynetta Erueti and Pā Gerard Burns (Parish Priest of Te Pāriha o Te Ngākau Tapu – Personal parish for Māori ).
Tūranga Māori/Vicar for Māori
Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard
Ph: 04 496 1755, 021 509 431
Te Pāriha o Te Ngākau Tapu – Personal parish for Māori
Te Kahu o te Rangi
Te Kahu o te Rangi (TKOTR) is the Māori Pastoral Council in the Archdiocese of Wellington. Membership of TKOTR is open to all Catholic Māori and their communities within the Archdiocese. New members are always welcome.
One of the main activities for members is to report back to TKOTR on initiatives in their particular parish and rohe (area). For example:
- sacramental programmes in their parish – Baptisms and Holy Communion
- pastoral activities – home & hospital visits
- assisting with liturgies in parishes /communities – hīmene, karakia, karanga.
TKOTR meets four times each year, in February, May, August and November. The first hui for 2020 will be on the first Sunday in February.
He pānui, he pōwhiri tēnei kia hui tahi tāou ki te kāinga Katorika o Pukekaraka, ki a Hinenui-o-te-ao-katoa. Nau mai, whakatau mai rā.
Nau mai, haere mai.
Current members of TKOTR are:
Tuki and Pauline Takiwā (Kaumātua), Danny Karatea-Goddard (Tūranga Māori /Vicar for Māori), Diane Linton-Ranger (Minute Secretary), Rangimoeroa Waikari-Panapa, Henare Walmsley, Marguerite Osborne, Rangireremoana Hau, Andrea and Roger Havell, Jaana Kahu, Kelly Keane-Tuala, Oriwa Law, Maru Karatea-Goddard, Pani Malcolm, Joe Mutu, Jo-Ani Robinson, Tanua Rose, Wai Stewart, Gloria Tapa, Tūrei Thompson, Frances Wilson, Spenser Carr
Ex-officio members: Monsignor Gerard Burns (Vicar General and parish priest of Te Pāriha o Te Ngākau Tapu), Deacon Danny Karatea-Goddard ( Tūranga Māori/Vicar for Māori )
For more information about Te Kahu o Te Rangi, please contact Mr Henare Walmsley: firstname.lastname@example.org; (027) 484 8179
The Hui Aranga is an annual Māori celebration at Easter. It is held in a different rohe (areas) each year. The Good Friday service includes rangatahi (youth) re-enacting Christ’s Passion.
Weekend competitions include religious quizzes for mokopuna, rangatahi and kaumatua, choir and sacred solo singing, kapahaka and sports.
In 2019 the Hui Aranga iwas held at Hawera, Taranaki, hosted by Araukuku Club. Ohakune hosted the Hui Aranga in 2018.
Te Rūnanga o te Hāhi Katorika ki Aotearoa
The Rūnanga is a national advisory council to the New Zealand Bishops Conference (NZCBC). For more information please see https://www.katorika.co.nz/
There are two representatives on the Rūnanga for the Archdiocese of Wellington:
Mrs Rangi Hau, Wellington
North Island Representative
Ph: 04-478 5060
Ms Jaana Kahu, Kaikōura
South Island representative
Email: Jaana Kahu
Māori Pastoral Care Appeal
Mō te tika, mō te pono, mō te aroha (For justice, truth and love)
The Māori Pastoral Care Appeal has been integrated into the Catholic Ministries Appeal which takes place mid-year.
We are always grateful for your support, prayers and donations to help with the pastoral care of Māori communities in the Archdiocese. Mā te Atua koutou katoa e manaaki e tiaki hoki.
Catholic Māori Colleges
There are two Catholic Māori boarding schools in New Zealand.
St Joseph’s Māori Girls’ College (Napier)
Hāto Pāora College (Fielding)
O’Shea Shield 2019 – Scripture Readings in te reo Māori
O’Shea Shield is the annual gathering of Catholic colleges in the Archdiocese of Wellington and in the diocese of Palmerston North during which schools compete for the O’Shea Shield. The O’Shea Shield includes oratory, religious questions, religious drama and scripture readings in te reo Māori.
In 2015 Bishop Charles Drennan of Palmerston North introduced scripture reading in te reo Māori at the O’Shea Shield competition.
Scripture Readings in Māori – Previous Years’ Results:
2018 Section A: Te Kaipānui i Te Kupu Cup (donated by Bishop Charles Drennan) – St Joseph’s Māori Girls College, Napier
2018 Section B: Te Kaipānui i Te Kupu Cup (donated by Cardinal John Dew) – St John’s College, Hastings
2017 Section A – Sacred Heart Girls’ College, New Plymouth and St Patrick’s College, Silverstream.
2017 Section B – Cullinane College, Whanganui and St Bernard’s College, Lower Hutt.
2016 Section A – Hāto Pāora College
2015 Section A – St Joseph’s Māori Girls College, Napier
2016 Section B – Sacred Heart Girls College, Napier
2015 Section B – Cullinane College Whanganui