Posts Tagged ‘earthquake damage’

Quake-hit St Mary’s convent chapel in Christchurch restored

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said it was a joy to see the “meticulous” work done to restore the Rose Chapel in Christchurch after it suffered extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. The Colombo St chapel was built by the Sisters of Mercy in 1911, and shared a site with the convent and St Mary’s College. The Christchurch Read more

Video reveals damage inside ChristChurch Cathedral

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The eerie world inside one of Christchurch’s most famous earthquake-ravaged buildings is showcased in new video footage from the Christ Church Cathedral. As central and local government discuss altering legislation to allow the cathedral to be restored, an anonymous videographer has sneaked inside the wrecked central city building. Continue reading Related Posts:Cardboard cathedral is allowed Read more

Christchurch Cathedral – almost there with new Government offer?

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner announced on Tuesday that a new deal had been presented to the church as a means of saving the earthquake-damaged cathedral. The package comprised a $10 million grant and $15m suspensory loan from government, a $10m city council contribution, at least $13.7m in philanthropic donations and the church’s own $42m insurance payout. Read more

Interactive panels bring earthquake damaged Catholic Cathedral to life

Monday, March 27th, 2017
interactive panels

Interactive panels erected outside the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch will give visitors a video and pictorial view of the Catholic basilica’s history and also the damage sustained in the earthquakes. The 12 panels, four of which have been printed with an interactive QR code, have created a timeline from 1860 to the Read more

Christchurch waits for new bishop to approve Cathedral re-build

Monday, March 6th, 2017

The Catholic diocese of Christchurch is waiting for the appointment of a new Bishop to get approval  for the restoration of the earthquake damaged Cathedral. “We are ready to go in a sense, but we can’t do anything that compromises the bishop’s decision,” said the administrator of the Christchurch Diocese Fr Rick Loughnan. He said Read more

All heritage churches in Christchurch dicocese can be saved

Friday, October 30th, 2015

The Christchurch Catholic diocese is confident it can save all of its earthquake-damaged heritage churches in Canterbury. The Christchurch diocese has 13 heritage churches in Canterbury and Westland closed because of earthquake damage. The diocese believed the churches in Rangiora and Pleasant Point were beyond repair, but after advice from international architectural expert James McCrery, Read more

Cathedral Restoration – Diocese calls in expert from USA

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

The Christchurch diocese is calling on international expertise to make sure the restoration of its earthquake damaged cathedral, if possible, is consistent with Catholic traditions. American architect James McCrery arrived from Washington DC this week and saw the cathedral for the first time on Tuesday. In an article in the NationaL Catholic Register McCrery is Read more

Churches challenge proposed heritage rules

Friday, September 25th, 2015

Christchurch’s Anglican and Catholic dioceses want proposed new planning rules relaxed so it is easier for them to demolish their quake-damaged heritage buildings. In submissions lodged on the Christchurch Replacement District Plan (CRDP) the two dioceses argue the proposed planning rules focus too heavily on preserving heritage buildings at all costs and ignore the fact Read more

Ward church decommissioned ahead of demolition

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Marlborough’s Catholics marked the end of an era on Sunday when the earthquake-damaged Ward church was formally decommissioned ahead of demolition. After singing, a reading, and a prayer at the site, the congregation took the church’s altar and sign and processed to St Peter’s Anglican church nearby, where the sign would be installed and the Read more