Fresh damage to ChristChurch Cathedral to be assessed

The Anglican Church plans to get a fresh assessment of Christ Church Cathedral amid concern the Valentines Day earthquake has further damaged the building.

Sunday’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake appeared to cause more of the historic cathedral to crumble and fall away from the steel props that have held up the front of the building for the past few years.

Reverend Jayson Rhodes, spokesman for the Anglican Church, said some Church Property Trustees had done a walk-by of the cathedral after the earthquake, but a thorough inspection had yet to be done. Continue reading

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