Our friend Bosco Peters has posted more news from the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand & Polynesia. In his September 19, 2011, post, he says, in part:
The Dunedin diocesan synod also strongly strongly rejected the proposed Covenant as it stands, and passed a motion identical [I think] to the Auckland one: that is, that Sections 1-3, are useful statements and commitments and a process for dealing with disagreement; Clause 4.2 is unacceptable; the rest of 4 is acceptable.Our best understanding of where things stand regarding Anglican Covenant adoption can be found here on the No Anglican Covenant Web site.
Wellington diocesan synod accepted clauses 1-3 of the Covenant but went for a division (a vote in houses bishop/clergy/laity) for clause 4. The voting on that section was: Clergy: 63 for; 41 against. Laity: 52 for; 44 against. One synod member said he counted up to 25 abstentions.