→Local Born Clergy Flourish
*2004 May: Fourth Clergy Conference of Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian) held in Wollongong Australia.
::(Greek) [[Orthodox Metropolis of Korea]] created, taking with it the exarchate of Japan. [[Church of Japan]] supported by [[Church of Russia]] objects to creation of parallel jurisdiction within its territory. [[Sotirios (Trambas) of Korea|Sotirios (Trambas)]], former auxiliary bishop to the Metropolitan of New Zealand, elected first metropolitan of Korea.
*2005 Mar 25: Second Clergy Conference in New Zealand. Max Athanasius Perkins ordained to the diaconate on the next day to serve the Antiochian Mission in Christchurch.
::May: Fifth Clergy Conference of Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian) held in Wollongong Australia.
::Aug: Metropolitan Joseph resigns as Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of New Zealand and moves to Athens, remaining unattached.
::Nov: [[Monastery of St. Andrew the First-called (Miramar, New Zealand)|Monastery of St Andrew]] founded.
::Dec: Fr Ilyan Eades declines an offer to join the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of New Zealand with full-time salary from Greek government.
::Dec 4: John Hubbard ordained to the diaconate to serve at St George Church (Antiochian) in Auckland.
*2006 May: Sixth Clergy Conference of Australia and New Zealand (Antiochian) held in Wollongong Australia. New Zealand deanery meeting in Wollongong presided over by Metropolitan Archbishop Paul has wide-ranging discussions for the future of the Orthodox Church in New Zealand. Further discussions held in plenary session at the Sixth Clergy Conference in Wollongong.