Auckland New Zealand Temple
More than 114,000 Latter-day Saints live in New Zealand. They are spread throughout 225 congregations.
During the 188th semi-annual general conference held in October 2018, President Russell M. Nelson announced that a temple will be built in Auckland New Zealand. The temple will be located on Redoubt Road in Manukau. The temple will be built 14 miles (23 km) southeast of Auckland City, next to the New Zealand Missionary Training Center on the south and the Auckland New Zealand Redoubt Stake Center on the north. Once completed, the Auckland New Zealand Temple will be the second temple built in New Zealand, following the Hamilton New Zealand Temple.
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Auckland New Zealand Temple will take place on Saturday, 13 June 2020. Elder Ian S. Ardern, Pacific Area president, will preside at the event. Attendance at the site is invitation only, with the general public invited to view the ceremony live from local meetinghouses in New Zealand. Additional details will be forthcoming.
The open house and dedication dates will be announced after the temple is built.