Upoko O Te Ika

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Te Hui Amorangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika refers to the lower and western regions of the North Island in Aotearoa, New Zealand. According to a 2001 census there were approximately 14,000 Maori Anglicans living in the region.

Te Upoko o Te Ika (literally the head of the fish) is one of five Hui Amorangi, or episcopal units, that comprise Te Pihopatanga o Aotearoa, the Maori Anglican Church in New Zealand.

There are several rohe, or ministry units, within Te Hui Amorangi o Te Upoko o Te Ika, namely

  • Poneke,
  • Manawatu-Rangitikei,
  • Rimutaka-ki-Muritai,
  • Whitireia,
  • Taranaki-ki-te-Tonga, and
  • Taranaki.

The Bishop of Te Upoko o Te Ika is The Right Reverend Muru Walters, MA, Dip Ed, LTh (Aot), Adv Dip Tchg, PGD (Arts), and the administrator is Mrs L. Walters.