Arms of the Diocese of Waiapu
The Diocese of Waiapu is one of the thirteen dioceses and hui amorangi of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. The Diocese covers the area around the East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, including Tauranga, Taupo, Gisborne, Hastings and Napier. It is named for the Waiapu River.
The diocese was established in 1858. The seat of the Bishop of Waiapu is at the Cathedral of St John the Evangelist in Napier.
The most recent Bishop of Waiapu was the Rt Rev'd David Rice. The Rev'd Andrew Hedge is Bishop-elect, to be installed on October 18, 2014.
Rt Rev'd William Williams was appointed the first Bishop of Waiapu. His son and grandson also held the position: Rt Rev'd Leonard Williams,  and the Rt Rev'd Herbert Williams.
Bishops of the Diocese of Waiapu have included Alfred Walter Averill and Paul Reeves, see Category:Bishops of Waiapu.
Coordinates: 39°29′40″S 176°54′59″E / 39.4944°S 176.9165°E