Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake prone buidlings’

Renovation of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica underway Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Work began last Thursday on the renovation of the Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru to protect it against future earthquakes. The project involves major improvements, maintenance and repairs. “We have a responsibility to fulfil the requirements to earthquake strengthen this building for public use and maintain the building as an impressive symbol of Christian Faith Read more

Church closed. Martinborough Catholics celebrated Christmas outdoors Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019
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In October last year, two Wairarapa Catholic churches were abruptly closed for some time after being deemed earthquake-prone. One of the churches is Martinborough’s St Anthony of Padua. The decision left the local Catholic community to sort out its immediate future including the Christmas Eve Vigil Mass and Carols celebration.  The Martinborough Catholic community considered a Read more

Six Anglican churches in Christchurch shortlisted for post-earthquake heritage awards Comments 0

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

More than half of the finalists in an award recognising “commitment, investment or a unique solution to earthquake strengthening which has saved or will now protect a heritage building” in Christchurch, New Zealand, are Anglican churches and a school. Continue reading Related Posts:Finance promised to restore Heritage-listed ChurchesThe Restoration of St Patrick’s Church, AkaroaVicious debate mars Read more

Lower Hutt College to demolish quake-prone building Comments 0

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Contractors began to demolish a four-storey block at Sacred Heart College in Lower Hutt on Monday. A seismic assessment conducted earlier this year found Mission House would not perform “satisfactorily” in a severe, locally-based earthquake. Before it was used for administration offices and classrooms, the building was the convent for the Sisters of Our Lady Read more

St Mary of the Angels gets a mention in Wall St Journal Comments 0

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels church has got a mention in the Wall St Journal. “Adjacent to the Majestic Centre, St. Mary of the Angels Church has been closed since 2013 because of safety concerns.” “A planned NZ$3 million earthquake strengthening project includes 50 new rock anchors—cables drilled into the ground to anchor the Read more

Govt money needed for earthquake prone Catholic schools Comments 0

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Chief executive of the Catholic Education Office in New Zealand, Brother Sir Patrick Lynch, said his office has opened discussions with the Government about funding to assess and remediate earthquake prone Catholic schools. The Catholic Education Office is responsible for 340 schools throughout the country. The Minister of Building and Housing Nick Smith has proposed Read more

St Mary of the Angels church gets final blessing Comments 0

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Hundreds of Wellingtonians turned out for a final service and blessing of St Mary of the Angels church before it closes for $3.1 million of earthquake strengthening work. Among those present were church patron and former prime minister Jim Bolger, Cardinal John Dew, parishioners and construction workers who will be involved in the project to Read more

St Mary of the Angels- final liturgy and blessing Comments 0

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

St Mary of the Angels is to be reopened for a final liturgy and blessing before it closes for at least two years as work begins to preserve this important heritage building. Parish Priest Father Barry Scannell said: “At 2pm on Tuesday 17 March we will hold a short liturgy and blessing for our church Read more

Planning rule changes worry Churches in Christchurch Comments 0

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Anglicans and Catholics are worried proposed changes to planning rules in Christchurch could make it hard for them to rebuild earthquake-damaged churches. They have both made submissions on proposed plan changes. They say under the new rules their special recognition disappears. Under the current District Plan spiritual activities involving churches are treated separately from other Read more

Reserved decision on Appeal on Euphrasie House demolition Comments 0

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Environment Court adjudicators have reserved their decision on an appeal against the consent granted to demolish Euphraisie House, a church owned building in Hamilton. The consent supported by the Hamilton City Council, was sought and granted by independent commissioner Murray Kivell in April 2013. Last week the Environment Court heard an appeal against that decision Read more