I know exactly what you mean. I grew up in Hawkes Bay. We were heavily afflicted with their liberal nonsense. Shame really, I met Bishop Cullinane and he was a nice enough chap, the other guy who's name I keep forgetting who they brought in when Bisp. Cullinane was sick was also pleasant. However, niceness and pleasantness do not always equal faithful to the teachings of the Church or understanding the spirit of Vat II.
Bishop Dolan. He was a great Co-Adjudicator and a great preacher. Bishop Peter was a nice chap, just weak and open to manipulation by Priests with a more militant agenda