Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Anglican Cathedral’

Cathedral millions declined

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Cashed-up Christ Church Cathedral supporters want to shell out millions of dollars to save the quake-damaged landmark, but their offer has been rebuffed. The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust, co-chaired by former MPs Jim Anderton and Philip Burdon, has offered to provide the $6.7 million it says is required to stabilise the cathedral. The restoration campaign Read more

Church disputes Buildings Trust’s cathedral restoration figures

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

On Tuesday The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust announced  that the Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand, which was severely damges in by an earthquake  could be restored for $67 million, as opposed to the $220 million the Anglican Church says is needed. One of the most contentious factors in the $153 million difference is whether base isolators – flexible bearings in Read more

Details of estimates for Christchurch Cathedral to be released

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Today, Friday 26 April, the Anglican diocese will release detailed information on how it arrived at cost estimates for three design options for the Christchurch Cathedral. On Wednesday evening, Gavin Holley, of the Church Property Trustees, told a Press-hosted public forum on the proposals that he hoped to have the information up on its website Read more

Synod members show strong support for contemporary design

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

The ‘‘overwhelming majority’’ of the more than 200 members of the  Christchurch Anglican synod, which was in session on the weekend,  are in favour of a new, modern Christ Church Cathedral with not a single person voting for restoration. Last week the church revealed three designs for the Christchurch icon – restoration, a reinterpretation of Read more

Options on Christchurch Cathedral – little support of restoration

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Three designs for the Christchurch’s Anglican cathedral were released last week as part of a call for public feedback before Anglican leaders decide the future of the cathedral next month. The restoration of the existing building would cost between $104 million and $221m,  A new gothic building constructed with modern materials would cost between $85 Read more

Christ Church Cathedral dispute: talk to each other not to media

Friday, March 8th, 2013

There are ”communication issues” between Great Christchurch Buildings Trust  (GCBT) and Anglican leaders according to Justice Chisholm who is hearing a case brought by the GCBT challenging the Anglican decision to largely demolish the Christ Church Cathedral. Chisholm said “While it is not the role of the court to intervene, the applicant and first respondent might like Read more

The case for restoring Christchurch cathedral

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Following the High Court (Justice Chisholm J) ruling that no further deconstruction of the Christchurch Cathedral should take place until further consideration and consultation between the Church Property Trustees (CPT), the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) and the Court, has taken place, the GCBT is endeavouring to work with the CPT and the Bishop, to Read more

Chen adds weight to cathedral demolition debate

Friday, October 19th, 2012

A legal battle to save Christ Church Cathedral is set to rage on after high-profile Auckland lawyer Mai Chen claimed the demolition order may be unlawful. Campaign group Restore Christchurch Cathedral sought advice from Chen’s firm ChenPalmer to back up action taken by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), which this month sought a binding Read more

Cathedral shortfall $50m

Friday, October 12th, 2012

About half of Christchurch Cathedral’s $40 million insurance payout will be spent before the rebuild begins, court documents show. Papers obtained by The Press from a High Court challenge brought by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) against the building owner, the Church Property Trust (CPT), shows the Anglican diocese expects to retain just $20m Read more

Owners ‘not obliged’ to save cathedral

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The owners of Christ Church Cathedral were within their powers to order the earthquake-damaged building’s deconstruction, a court has heard. The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) is contesting in the High Court the right of the cathedral’s owner, the Church Property Trust (CPT), to deconstruct the building, claiming the move breaches a 2003 act of Parliament Read more