Posts Tagged ‘Earthquake’

Marian College won’t go back to previous site in Shirley

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Marian College in Christchurch will not be returning to its earthquake-damaged former site in North Parade in Shirley. A geotechnical assessment has confirmed that the former site will remain at risk of liquefaction, including subsidence and lateral spreading. Repair and rebuild estimates are comparatively expensive because of the nature of the land. Christchurch Bishop Barry Read more

Progress not battles for Christchurch

Friday, June 6th, 2014

I am pretty sure the Anglican Church doesn’t get out of bed in the morning looking to infuriate people, hence I tend to side with them when it comes to ChristChurch Cathedral. They got another court win late last week and are now basically allowed to get on with the demolition, as in deed they Read more

Awatere Catholics and Protestants share church

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Since the 6.6 magnitude Grassmere quake on August 16, Catholics and Protestants in the Awatere have been worshipping in the same place. That’s because the Anglicans and Presbyterians had their St Andrew’s Awatere Christian Joint Venture Church, in Seddon, destroyed by the jolt. And, in the spirit of Christianity, the Catholic community opened their doors Read more

Catholic Church in Ward “probably a write-off”

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

New Zealand Churches holding up well in earthquakes

Friday, July 26th, 2013

The Anglican news service reports church buildings in Wellington and Nelson show no significant damage from the earthquakes that are continuing across the centre of the country. However, parishes are being asked to ensure buildings are safe and to check them again if there are further earthquakes. The Archbishop of the New Zealand dioceses, the Read more

Earthquakes strengthen couples relationships

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Couples who helped each other through the stress of Canterbury’s earthquakes were brought closer together by the traumatic events, a new study says. Research into how couples were affected by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes found that while some couples experienced increased marital distress, others would have felt their relationship grew stronger. University of Canterbury Read more

Santa Cruz people still need help after earthquake

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

More than 6400 people on Santa Cruz Islands 500km east of Honiara are coming to terms with devastation caused by the double disaster of an earthquake and tsunami on February 6. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurred 33km southwest of the Santa Cruz Islands at an ocean depth of 28.7km, generating tsunami waves Read more

The case for restoring Christchurch cathedral

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Following the High Court (Justice Chisholm J) ruling that no further deconstruction of the Christchurch Cathedral should take place until further consideration and consultation between the Church Property Trustees (CPT), the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) and the Court, has taken place, the GCBT is endeavouring to work with the CPT and the Bishop, to Read more

Assisi chapel restored after earthquake damage

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Fifteen years after it was damaged by an earthquake, the Chapel of St Nicholas in the lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi is restored and open once again to the public. The restorers say they now have proof that the medieval master Giotto painted the frescoes in the Assisi chapel. Continue reading Related Posts:Education Read more

Fate of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral slowly becomes clearer

Friday, November 9th, 2012

While still awaiting several engineering reports, and with new ones being requested, work on finalising the future of the Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament continues. The Cathedral Management Board has met with Don Miskell, principal of Boffa Miskell, the lead company in a consortium of businesses that will design the central city rebuild, and Read more