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Mercy – An Evolving Story

The story of the Sisters of Mercy in Aotearoa New Zealand largely follows the pattern of European settlement with congregations founded in Auckland 1850, Wellington 1861, Hokitika (to become Christchurch) 1878, and Dunedin 1897.

The links below offer a brief overview of Mercy’s evolving story in the period between 1850 and 2005.

On 12 December 2005 the four founding congregations became a single congregation – Nga Whaea Atawhai o Aotearoa Sisters of Mercy New Zealand.