Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake prone building’

Timaru’s Basilica to get $3.9m earthquake upgrade Comments 0

Monday, October 15th, 2018
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A $3.9 million upgrade of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica aims to strengthen the building and protect it against future earthquakes. Sacred Heart Parish council chairman Gary Shand said after the Canterbury earthquakes the church realised the building was not completely earthquake-proof and needed to be bolstered. The main work will focus on putting steel structures Read more

2 Wairarapa earthquake prone churches closed Comments 0

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Two Wairarapa Catholic churches have closed abruptly after being deemed earthquake-prone for some time. The decision to shut St Mary’s church in Carterton and St Anthony’s church in Martinborough was made by the Catholic Parish of Wairarapa’s finance committee and pastoral team last week. It is understood the decision was based on keeping parishioners safe. Read more

Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for an indefinite period Comments 0

Monday, July 16th, 2018
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Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, closed its doors on Friday. An assessment has found the building’s structural integrity to be just 15 per cent of the standard for a new building. This means there would be a significant risk to occupants if there was an earthquake. While Sacred Heart Cathedral is closed, weekday masses Read more