Posts Tagged ‘Christchurch Eathquake’

Christ Church Cathedral: First a two-year stabilisation programme

Monday, June 29th, 2020

It will take a year to complete the stabilisation of the Christ Church Cathedral in Christchurch to a point where people could safely enter the earthquake-damaged building. Large steel frames will be installed on the west wall, the transepts, the back of the cathedral and the southern side of the building near where the tower Read more

New site for Christchurch Catholic cathedral rumoured

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

A new Catholic Cathedral in Christchurch could be built on a site beside the Avon River, a new four-minute documentary suggests. The documentary begins with filmmaker Gerard Smyth telling Paul Martin, the Catholic bishop of Christchurch, that he has heard “rumours” that the cathedral might be moving. To which Martin replies “It is very interesting Read more

Restoration work begins on Christchurch Anglican cathedral

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The steel frame in front of the Christchurch Anglican cathedral will come down next month. Some rubble will also be removed. Reinstatement project director Keith Paterson said he was pleased work on the cathedral was getting underway. He said the building and frame – which are not connected – were a dramatic reminder of what Read more

Future of Marian College to be decided after new bishop appointed

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Marian College began site-sharing with Catholic Cathedral College in 2012 when damage caused by the 2011 earthquakes made its North Parade site uninhabitable. Then-board chair Gerard Duignan said the schools would co-locate for up to four years, but Marian College principal Marylou Davidson said on Wednesday there were no plans to move until a new Catholic bishop was appointed. Read more

443k spent on cathedral working group, with no result

Monday, March 13th, 2017

Figures show the government spent $443,400 on a working group looking at the restoration of the quake damaged Christ Church Cathedral, but its fate has still not been agreed upon. The fate of Christ Church Cathedral has been in question since the February 2011 earthquake, with parties at an impasse over whether it should be Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral rebuild – it’s good news so far

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Recent engineering and geotechnical reports are showing “positive” signs for the future of Christchurch’s quake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, officials claim. Preliminary reports on the land and foundations on which Christchurch’s Catholic Cathedral sits are positive. The detailed content of the reports has not been made public yet. Property and Development Manager Keith Beal says Read more

Mayor changes mind on $15K fee for building 2 classrooms

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The Diocese of  Christchurch will have to pay a $150,000 development fee after a plea to have it waived was unsuccessful. Despite warnings from staff, the strategy and finance committee had recommended council waive the fee.  Mayor Lianne Dalziel, who backed the application at the committee stages,  said she had changed her mind on the matter. At a Read more