Christchurch Cathedral

No taxpayer bailout for privately owned Christchurch Cathedral rebuild

It’s one thing the Christchurch Cathedral is still a pile of rubble, but why does it need government to have secret meetings about it?

It is privately owned.  There is no need for Government involvement nor taxpayer money.

The future of earthquake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral remains under discussion, says the Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Gerry Brownlee.

The Cathedral Working Group was formed in June to consider restoration options and delivered its final recommendations three weeks ago.

Mr Brownlee says the proposals were considered by the new cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday.   Read more »

A new Christchurch Cathedral [Poll]

The earthquake damage to the Christchurch Cathedral became the symbol for the event, narrowly edging out the CTV building collapse as one of the lasting images of the time.

This is because the Cathedral caused much debate about what to keep and what to throw away.

If you’re not from Christchurch, it isn’t necessarily easy to understand how much of their collective identity was damaged by the Cathedral collapse, although the subsequent arguments about what was to be done with this private building by public means was probably an indication.

Three options  have been released




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And here is a bitter sweet shot of the Cathedral during better times  Read more »