Trustees try to save St Gerard’s – it’s not so shakey

The trustees of St Gerard’s Monastery in Wellington think the earthquake-prone designation might be unfair, and are setting out to prove it.

The monastery’s heritage status means demolition would be very hard to achieve.

Chairman of the monastery trust and former MP Gordon Copeland said the monastery and an adjacent church were judged well below the minimum percentage of allowable earthquake standards.

“They had the church at about 26 percent and the monastery at about 18 percent,” he said.

“We have always been concerned that that estimate is wrong, and that is why we need to test it with another evaluation.” Continue reading

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