Posts Tagged ‘Catholic heritage buildings’

Faith-filled engineer saved many church buildings

Monday, November 27th, 2023
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“If it wasn’t for the work of Lou Robinson, Dunedin would certainly look very different and be the poorer for it” Dunedin engineer and heritage developer Stephen Macknight says. Church buildings are among Dunedin’s many heritage structures which the faith-filled structural engineer has saved. You could say undertaking seismic structural assessments and campaigning for heritage Read more

Church buys former Copthorne Hotel site in Christchurch

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand Limited (MCK) and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Christchurch have announced that they have reached an agreement for the sale of MCK’s land at 776 Colombo Street, Christchurch, the site of the former Copthorne Hotel Christchurch Central. The terms of the sale are confidential to the parties and settlement Read more

Christchurch Catholic diocese buys central city properties

Monday, November 4th, 2019
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The Christchurch Catholic diocese has spent more than $15 million on several blocks of riverside Christchurch land. The purchases are likely to be the first stakes in a larger site for a complex which may include a new cathedral. Property and company records reveal the Catholic diocese has bought 10 vacant properties in the central city block bordered by Read more

Secret Catholic seminary from 1700s to be restored

Monday, April 29th, 2019

A secret Catholic seminary in a group of historic buildings in the Cairngorms is to be restored. Catholic priests were secretly trained at the seminary in the 1700’s. Scalan was a small, clandestine community set up in the 18th century in the Braes of Glenlivet at a time when the religion was illegal. The planning Read more