Last Sunday, the Church created a new stake in French Polynesia. The Mahina Tahiti Stake was organized from the Arue Tahiti and Papeari Tahiti Stakes and includes the following seven wards: The Faaripo, Hitiaa, Mahina, Matavai, Papenoo, Tiarei, and Tuauru Wards. The Papeari Tahiti Stake now has seven wards and the Arue Tahiti Stake now has six wards and a branch. The Church's two wards and one branch on the neighboring island of Moorea previously pertained to the Papeete Tahiti Stake but were transferred to the Arue Tahiti Stake as there were only four wards remaining in the Arue Tahiti Stake following its division.
There are now eight stakes and three districts in French Polynesia.