22-30 Hill Street
PO Box 1937
Born in Waipawa - 5 May 1948
Educated at St. Joseph's Primary school, Waipukurau; St. Joseph's (now Chanel) College, Masterton; Holy Name Seminary, Christchurch (Philosophy); Holy Cross College, Mosgiel (Theology)
Ordained priest at Waipukurarau by Cardinal Reginald Delargey in May 1976
Appointments held since ordination: St Joseph's Parish, Upper Hutt 1976 - 1979; Diocese of Rarotonga, Rarotonga 1980 - 1982; Archdiocesan Youth Ministry 1983 - 1987; Cook Islands Maori Community 1983 - 1987; Holy Cross College, Mosgiel 1988 - 1991; Study in Spirituality, Institute of St. Anselm, Kent, UK 1991 - 1992; St. Anne's Parish, Newtown 1993 - 1995
Ordained as Auxiliary Bishop for the Wellington Archdiocese 31 May, 1995
Appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Wellington 24 May, 2004
Succeeded Cardinal Williams as Archbishop of Wellington 21 March, 2005.
Appointed Military Ordinary for New Zealand 1 April 2005
Moderator of the Tribunal of the Catholic Church for New Zealand
Bishop member of NZCBC Finance Committee and National Professional Standards Committee; member of the NZCBC Commission for the Church
President, New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference and Federation of Catholic Bishops Conferences of Oceania
Announced as Cardinal-designate by Pope Francis on 4 January 2015.
Elevated to Cardinal at the consistory 14 February 2015. Appointed Cardinal-priest of Sant'Ippolito Church, Rome.