No hurry to level cathedral

Demolition experts will not be closing in on the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral any time soon, despite a court giving the green light to take it down.

The Court of Appeal yesterday dealt those fighting for the landmark’s restoration a hefty blow when it dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision allowing the Anglican Church to deconstruct.

Bishop Victoria Matthews welcomed the “crystal clear” decision about the church’s rights, but said it could be several months before the cathedral’s fate was known.



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