Story: Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations

Mormon chapel, Hawke's Bay

Mormon chapel, Hawke's Bay

Most Mormon chapels in New Zealand are built to a similar design – long, low white masonry structures. This one is at Te Hauke, a small settlement in Hawke's Bay. It is the largest and most impressive building in Te Hauke, indicating the important place the Mormon Church holds in many small and mainly Māori communities such as this.

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Hirini Kaa, 'Ngā hāhi – Māori and Christian denominations - Mormon Church', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Hirini Kaa, published 5 May 2011, updated 1 Mar 2017