Bishop Don caught up with Justine Murray from Radio New Zealand recently to share a korero on whakapono in Te Tairawhiti as part of a series on religion in Aotearoa. Follow the link to listen to his korero as well as an excerpt from an interview with the late Archdeacon Hone Kaa, and a korero from one of our minita in Tauranga, the Rev. Moana Te Kani.
This Saturday sees the ordination and installation of Don Tamihere as the second Pihopa o Te Tairawhiti in the heart of Ngati Porou. As Bishop of Tairawhiti, Don will be responsible for overseeing the work and ministry of the Māori Anglican church throughout the East Coast, from Potikirua in the North to Porangahau in the South.
"In the meantime, the newly announced bishop-elect plans to work with church whanau to help ensure Christmas is a time of peace and hope."
Click here to read the interview with Bishop-elect Don in the Gisborne Herald...
Dale Husband interviews the Bishop-elect on his upbringing on the Coast through to the impact of Christmas on our whanau.
Reverend Don Tamihere knows about the challenge for whanau at Christmas. Born in Gisborne and raised “on the Coast”, Don says that he is proud of his Tairāwhiti upbringing and iwi connections. “I was a typical coastie kid, hanging around marae, riding horses, surfing, and getting up to mischief. But I also saw whanau that went without, both without the physical and the spiritual blessings that should be found in abundance at this time of year.”