Posts Tagged ‘Cook Strait Earthquake’

Church insurance scrapped – people more important than buidings Comments 1

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Administrative director of the Archdiocese of Wellington, Dave Mullin, says “We are not here to have big flash buildings and pay insurance premiums … we are here to help those in need.” Mullin said earthquake premiums had more than doubled since the Canterbury quakes, despite insurers offering less cover. Faced with rocketing insurance premiums, the Read more

Catholic Church in Ward “probably a write-off” Comments 0

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Gwenda Costello, who with her husband Terry, have a farm near Seddon has told NZ Catholic that she thought the Catholic Church at Ward — south of Seddon — was probably a write-off. The initial earthquake was a vicious, violent one, she said. Even though the statues and other items were tied down, “the statue Read more