Last Sunday, the Church created two new stakes in southern Auckland from a realignment of at least two different stakes in the area. The Auckland New Zealand Redoubt Stake includes the following six wards: The Alema (Samoan), Chapel Downs, Clendon, Hillpark, Rowandale, and Saione (Tongan) Wards whereas the Auckland New Zealand Otara Stake includes the following five wards: The Hillary, Otahuhu, Tamaki 3rd (Tongan), Tamaki 5th (Samoan), and Wymondley (Samoan) Wards. The two new stakes in Auckland become the Church's first new stakes in the city since 1997. There are now 12 stakes in the Auckland area.
Two Sundays ago, the Church created a new stake in Lehi, Utah. The Lehi Utah Pheasant Pointe Stake was primarily created from the Lehi Utah Traverse Mountain Stake and includes the following nine wards: The Lehi 38th (Spanish), Pheasant Pointe 1st, Pheasant Pointe 2nd, Pheasant Pointe 3rd, Pheasant Pointe 4th, Pheasant Pointe 5th, Pheasant Pointe 6th, Traverse Mountain 1st, and Traverse Mountain 3rd Wards. There are now 561 stakes in Utah.