Bishop rejects cathedral compromise

Bishop Victoria Matthews has rejected an offer of peace talks over the Christ Church Cathedral rebuild, accusing the nation’s heritage watchdog of trying to “publicly pressure” the church into a partial retention.

Despite the response, the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT) says it remains hopeful of an “open dialogue” over the landmark’s future.

The NZHPT this month formalised its offer to act as an intermediary between the Church Property Trustees and those seeking restoration of the cathedral, to explore whether a compromise solution was possible. Continue reading

Additional reading

News category: News Shorts.

Tags: , ,