Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Buidlings’

Christchurch diocese considers new site for cathedral

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018
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The Catholic bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin, says the diocese is in talks over the purchase of a city centre site near Cathedral Square, which he declined to name. Martin said the land purchase talks were part of an assessment of three options for the 113-year-old Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament which was severely damaged in Read more

Bishop delays decision on Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

A decision on the future of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch, New Zealand, has been delayed to March or April, rather finalised at the end of this year as originally planned. The Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin, said he is still considering whether to restore the cathedral, knock it down and build Read more

Interactive panels bring earthquake damaged Catholic Cathedral to life

Monday, March 27th, 2017
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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

Dominican Priory restoration fund gets $95K grant from Community Trust

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

The Otago Community Trust has approved a grant of s $95,000 to the Catholic Diocese of Dunedin to assist with the roofing restoration of the former Dominican Priory. Otago Community Trust, chief executive Barbara Bridger said the Trust was pleased to provide support to the restoration of the category one Heritage New Zealand building. “The 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