Black and White or Rainbow Nation?

Kathy Marks visits Waitangi and gives an outside perspective on the state of the nation 162 years after the treaty: “New Zealand is truly a bicultural nation, and the sense of two races living side by side is reflected in the structures and institutions […] telephone calls are often answered with “Kia Ora” instead of “Hello”.” Contrasting Aotearoa’s relationship with its indigenous people with Australia’s, she finds the edge a place of reconciliation, integration, and diversity.


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Even in Liberal-Leaning NZ Anglican Church Divided

Even in Liberal-Leaning NZ Anglican Church Divided

Divisions over the acceptance of homosexuality have raised doubts about whether the Anglican Church can remain united, a conflict that has played out both on a global level and inside even…