The bludgers are out in force this Christmas, this time advocating for government money to fix up a shitty cathedral of no architectural merit.
An advocate for the restoration of the Christchurch cathedral says he will personally put $1 million toward the project.
An independent report has found the quake-damaged cathedral could be restored at a cost of $105 million.
Former cabinet minister and Great Christchurch Buildings Trust co-chair Philip Burdon said the money will come from a mix of insurance payouts with the residual $60m from private fund-raising.
He himself had committed $1 million and he’s confident others will contribute, he said.
Mr Burdon said the trust would also accept any government funding.