Radio Interview: "Whakapono is part of our DNA"

Radio Interview: "Whakapono is part of our DNA"

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.

Christmas is Hope says newly elected bishop of Te Tairawhiti

Christmas is Hope says newly elected bishop of Te Tairawhiti

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.”