Hikoi News


Renewal of Baptismal Vows

Thursday 27th, Feb 2014

Bishop Kelvin invites the entire Diocese of Dunedin to renew our Baptismal Vows on the First Sunday of Te Harinui, 16th March.

…as we remember the beginnings of Christianity in Aotearoa/New Zealand I invite you to remember also your own beginnings in the faith, and remake the vows you made – or that were made on your behalf – at that time.
Bishop Kelvin

Download the Renewal of Baptismal Vows Liturgy:



Tuesday 25th, Feb 2014

Routes are in the process of being confirmed. Visit the Routes page for more information on the routes and events. More information is added daily. Our plan is to make a printed/PDF version of the complete route schedule available as soon as possible.


Special Routes Brochure and Registration Form

Monday 24th, Feb 2014

Te Harinui Special Routes

Double sided A4 Brochure detailing the Special Routes is available. PDF version of this is available to download from here: Te Harinui – Special routes (1.5 MB).

To make Group Registrations a bit easier here is a Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet for you to download: Te-Harinui – Special Routes – Group Registration Spreadsheet  (49 KB).

Te Harinui Special Routes - Group Registration Spreadsheet

Tuesday 17th, Dec 2013

A5 Flyer for Parish Pew Sheets with the tentative programme are uploaded and available. PDF version of this is available to download from here: Map-tentative-A5.pdf (1.2 MB).



Monday 16th, Dec 2013

A3 Poster with the tentative programme was printed and posted out. PDF version of this is available to download from here: Map-tentative-A3.pdf (1.3 MB).



Wednesday, 11th Dec 2013

Here is the revised (still tentative) itinerary.

Thursday 13 March
Arrive on Stewart Island

Friday 14 March
Walk from Wohler’s Cross, Ferry from Stewart Island to Bluff

Saturday 15 March
Walk from Bluff to Invercargill

Sunday 16 March
Regional Event: Invercargill

Monday 17 March
Walk from Invercargill to Winton

Tuesday 18 March
Walk from Winton to Dipton

Wednesday 19 March
Walk from Dipton to Lumsden

Thursday 20 March
Walk from Lumsden to Nokomai Turnoff

Friday 21 March
Walk from Nokomai Turnoff to Garston, 
Jigger from Garston to Kingston

Saturday 22 March
Ferry from Kingston to Queenstown,
Walk to St Peter’s for BBQ Lunch,
Cycle to Arrowtown and along the Arrow River Track,
Drive over Crown Range to Wanaka

Sunday 23 March
Regional Event: Wanaka

Monday 24 to Tuesday 25 March
Walk from Wanaka to Cromwell

Wednesday 26 March
Walk from Cromwell to Clyde

Thursday 27 to Saturday 29  March
Cycle the Rail Trail

Sunday 30 March
Finish cycling the Rail Trail to Middlemarch,
Take the Taieri Gorge Railway to Dunedin

Monday 31 March to Thursday 3 April
Days Off

Friday 4 April
Walk from Dunedin to Waitati

Saturday 5 April
Walk from Waitati to Karitane

Sunday 6 April
Regional Event: Waikouaiti

Monday 7 April
Walk from Karitane to Palmerston

Tuesday 8 April
Walk from Palmerston to Hampden

Wednesday 9 April
Walk from Hampden to Maheno

Thursday 10 April
Walk from Maheno to Tokaraki

Friday 11 April
Walk from Tokaraki to Duntroon

Saturday 12 April
Walk from Duntroon to Kurow

Sunday 13 April
Palm Sunday Event: Dunedin


Tuesday, 30th July 2013

Bishop Kelvin writes about Te Harinui on his blog.

“For most of Lent next year I’m going to go for a bit of a road trip, and you might like to come on some of it with me. Or all of it, if you like. Beginning on Thursday March 13, I’m going to start at one end of our diocese, on Stewart Island and travel by foot (mostly), boat, train and bicycle to Kurow and the Waitaki River at the other end,  arriving on Saturday April 13.
I’m doing this because 2014 will mark the bicentenary of Samuel Marsden’s landing in the Bay of Islands and the first proclamation, by Marsden and Ruatara, of the Gospel in Aotearoa. The Church throughout New Zealand is planning various events to mark this anniversary, and this will be one of ours. In keeping with Ruatara’s and Marsden’s original Christmas day message of “Good News of Great Joy” this Hikoi through the length of Otago and Southland will be a proclamation event. At each daily stopping point I anticipate holding some small, local event at which the Good News of Jesus is shared. Once a week, at various strategic points along the way I intend to host larger, regional gatherings where we will join together as witnesses to the Gospel…”

Read the rest here: http://vendr.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/te-harinui.html