Auckland New Zealand Temple
Planning and approval phase; awaiting official site announcement
Announcement:7 October 2018
The Auckland New Zealand Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.
Renderings of the Auckland New Zealand Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.
No site location has been officially announced for the Auckland New Zealand Temple, but constructing it on the same hill where the New Zealand Missionary Training Center and Auckland New Zealand Redoubt Stake meetinghouse are located is a consideration.
The city of Auckland was announced as the home of New Zealand's second temple on October 7, 2018, by President Russell M. Nelson. The country's first temple, the
11th operating temple; closed for renovation; dismantling the interiorHamilton New Zealand Temple (1958) had recently closed for an extensive renovation project. There are thirteen stakes in the Auckland metropolitan area where Church membership has grown significantly in recent years. The Church was first established on the island nation in the 1850s and has more than 114,000 members today.1
The Auckland New Zealand Temple will be the second temple built in New Zealand, following the
11th operating temple; closed for renovation; dismantling the interiorHamilton New Zealand Temple (1958).
The Auckland New Zealand Temple was announced in the 60th anniversary year of the
11th operating temple; closed for renovation; dismantling the interiorHamilton New Zealand Temple, the same year it closed for a multi-year renovation.
- "Twelve Temples Announced as October 2018 General Conference Closes," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 7 Oct. 2018.