Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican Cathedral’

Battle to save cathedral far from over

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

A group of Anglicans in a small Canterbury community are vowing to take the battle for Christ Church Cathedral to the court of public opinion after a judge lifted a stay on a planned demolition of the 110-year-old building. Justice Graham Panckhurst released findings on Friday lifting the stay on demolition of the cathedral. However Read more

Another cathedral court battle

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

A judge has reserved his decision in the latest legal wrangling over the Christchurch Cathedral. Cathedral owners, the Church Property Trustees were seeking to have a Court of Appeal judgement preventing the demolition of the building, removed. But Great Christchurch Buildings Trust spokesman Jim Anderton questions why the ruling should be lifted when the owners Read more

Mike Pero steps up fight for Christchurch cathedral

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A high-profile Christchurch businessman is fronting a nationwide television commercial as the fight to save the Christchurch Cathedral escalates. Mortgage and real estate magnate Mike Pero is appearing in 60-second commercials being aired mainly during breakfast slots on TV One, TV3, Prime and Canterbury Television, backing the cathedral’s restoration. The commercial also features the pro-restoration Read more

Anderton dismisses Archbishop of York’s calls for a demolition

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Christ Church Cathedral restoration campaigner Jim Anderton has dismissed the Archbishop of York’s calls for a demolition and rebuild as unqualified and disappointing. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican Church hierarchy. Last week Sentamu visited the ruins of the cathedral , and said Read more

Christchurch Cathedral – church says critics omitting facts

Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Anglican Church has criticised the group stopping it from deconstructing the earthquake-damaged Christchurch Cathedral, saying its review of the church’s decision omitted facts and ignored escalating costs. An advertisement published in The Press  laid out the Church Property Trustees’ (CPT) argument against restoring the Christchurch Cathedral after the Canterbury earthquakes. The notice, headlined “important Read more

Cardboard cathedral designer wins top prize

Friday, March 28th, 2014

One of architecture’s most prestigious international awards has been given to the man behind Christchurch’s cardboard cathedral. Shigeru Banhas been named the winner of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize. The 56-year-old Tokyo-born architect is known for his elegant, innovative and resourceful approach to design, as well as his humanitarian efforts. Ban will be given the Read more

Christchurch Stations of the Cross unveiled 3 years late

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Christchurch will finally see a stunning stations of the cross art exhibition that was thwarted by the February 2011 earthquake. Geraldine artist John Badcock was about to transport his Stations of the Cross for display in ChristChurch Cathedral when the February 22 quake shook the city apart. Stations of the Cross  will go on show in the Transitional Read more

Anglicans left out of cathedral briefing

Friday, March 7th, 2014

The Anglican church says a British multimillionaire’s suggestion that it hand over Christ Church Cathedral for restoration is “completely bizarre”. UK businessman Hamish Ogston yesterday announced he would fund an independent survey to find out what residents wanted to see happen to the ill-fated Cathedral Square centrepiece. Shortly after the February 2011 earthquake Ogston pledged Read more

Bishop rejects cathedral compromise

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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 Read more

Court decision allows demolition of Christchurch Cathedral to proceed

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The Christchurch Cathedral is free to be demolished after a final court bid by opponents to preserve the landmark was rejected. The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) had contested a Court of Appeal decision that the demolition of the earthquake-damaged landmark could go ahead. The Supreme Court today declined that appeal. Continue reading Related Posts:Supreme Read more