Hannah Tamaki, wife of Bishop Brian Tamaki, has shared photos of her husband in Middlemore Hospital's burns unit after he suffered serious injuries in a rubbish fire last month.
Ms Tamaki tweeted the images, which show Brian wrapped in bandages undergoing care after the incident.
"I want to thank evr1 4 ur prayers & Love. tough times dnt last, tough pple do," she wrote.
"Big ups 2 Middlemore burns unit staff ... ur care & support appreciated.
"What could hv been a long stay ... was shortened by gr8 Care & prayer."
Mr Tamaki said in sermon that 30 per cent of his body suffered second-degree burns.
He said he was burning rubbish on March 26 when he was burned, leading to what he described as "serious pain".
Mr Tamaki repeatedly said he will reveal more about his burns story at the next conference and in an upcoming book he wrote during his recuperation.