Posts Tagged ‘earthquake strengthening’

Garage sale to raise funds for Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
garage sale

A garage sale was held in Timaru last Saturday to raise money for the Sacred Heart Basilica’s earthquake strengthening project, which began in early March. The project cost is $3.9 million. The parish and its community must raise $1.6m of this. Parish priest, Father Brian Fennessy, said that so far just over $1m has been Read more

Old St Paul’s in Wellington to close for seismic upgrade Comments 0

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Old St Paul’s, the site of many historic events in Wellington, will close its doors next year for seismic strengthening. On Thursday, Heritage New Zealand confirmed the category 1 historic place will close between May and October 2019 in order to carry out the work. Continue reading Related Posts:St Mary of the Angels wins New Read more

World premiere of documentary about strengthening of St Mary of Angels Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
a test of faith

A Test of Faith had its world premiere at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Thursday. The feature-length documentary is about the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington. Parish priest Father Barry Scannell, who features in the film, says it “beautifully captures” the scale and challenges of the $9.5 million rebuild. Read more

St Mary of the Angels – same but different Comments 0

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
st mary of the angels

The most notable aspect of the restored St Mary of the Angels church is that it looks the same as it always did. The church was reopened and blessed by Cardinal John Dew, the Archbishop of Wellington, last week. It had been closed for almost 4 years to undergo earthquake strengthening. At the completion of Read more

St Mary of the Angels rebuild: City Council provides $400,000 Comments 0

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Wellington City Council has agreed to provide $400,000 to help St Mary of the Angels church with its earthquake strengthening. Council staff had recommended giving the church $200,000 to help with its $9.3 million earthquake strengthening project. But city councillors increased their contribution to $400,000 on Thursday, and signalled as much as $500,000 be given Read more

Dunedin’s Basilica getting a make-over Comments 0

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Tented scaffolding has been erected around St Patrick’s Basilica in Macandrew Rd, Dunedin, as part of a $1.7 million preservation project. St Patrick’s redevelopment committee chairman Sean Toomey says the current work involves earthquake-strengthening, removing the roof to fix leaks and install new damp-proof floors. The work on the Basilica is part of a redevelopment Read more

Video: Earthquake strengthening of St Mary of the Angels Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Generous donors helped raised the $3.1 million required to begin the earthquake strengthening of St Mary of the Angels in March. Another $6.2m is needed by 2027

Auckland landmark St Ben’s has shaky future if bill passes unchanged Comments 0

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

St Benedict’s parish in Newton faces a bill of up to $8 million to bring their Auckland landmark church up to proposed earthquake strengthening standards. That’s after already spending about $2million ten years ago to restore the structure that was built in 1888. That restoration brought the church up to 33 per cent of the Read more