The ONE Party are the first political party in the history of New Zealand politics to have a national Apostolic Council (Taumata). The Council members  are a group of seasoned Christian leaders from many denominations and ministries from around the nation. These leaders are selected, commissioned, and approved by the Party Leaders and Executive Board. Their purpose and function is to ensure accountability for all levels of leadership and provide spiritual oversight, guidance, and where required, corrective discipline.

'When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people mourn' Proverbs 29:2

Te Hurihanga Rihari

Apostolic Chairperson

Te Hurihanga is the Chairperson for the Apostolic Council Aotearoa. He lives in Kaikohe, is married and is the senior Pastor for Te Kupu Ministries NZ. Te Hurihanga has a heart for our nation and for our communities.

He that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God 

2Sam 23:3

Carolyn Shanly

Deputy Chairperson

Carolyn is the Deputy Chair and is married with two children and one granddaughter. She was raised on the Mahurangi Harbour and is now based in Kerikeri. Carolyn has worked in Advertising and is a trained Graphic Designer and artist.

'History belongs to the intercessors, those who believe and pray the future into being" Walter Wink