Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Buildings’

Intruders ransack historic priory in Dunedin

Monday, April 6th, 2020

Catholic Diocese of Dunedin staff are devastated after intruders smashed a wooden door at St Dominic’s Priory on Monday and ransacked parts of the Historic Places category 1 building. Read more

Restoration work begins on Christchurch Anglican cathedral

Thursday, December 13th, 2018
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The steel frame in front of the Christchurch Anglican cathedral will come down next month. Some rubble will also be removed. Reinstatement project director Keith Paterson said he was pleased work on the cathedral was getting underway. He said the building and frame – which are not connected – were a dramatic reminder of what Read more

Minister cannot intervene in possible Christchurch Basilica demolition

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods does not have the power to intervene and stop possible demolition of the Christchurch’s earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. A spokesman for Woods said she “does not have the power to intervene as the rules under the Christchurch District Plan govern and enable the demolition of the Catholic basilica.” Read more

Regeneration minister seeking formal advice on Catholic cathedral

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Christchurch regeneration minister Megan Woods is seeking formal advice on whether she could intervene to prevent the demolition of Christchurch’s Catholic cathedral. A spokesman for Woods said last Wednesday that formal advice on whether she could intervene to prevent demolition under a section 38 notice could be with the minister in about two days. The Read more

Restoration of Auckland’s St Patrick’s presbytery underway

Monday, October 29th, 2018
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St Patrick’s Presbytery on the corner of Hobson St and Wyndham St, alongside St Patrick’s Cathedral in Auckland, is to be restored and upgraded. The 130-year-old brick building  has a Category A heritage rating, the highest possible. It is said by heritage architects to be Auckland inner-city’s oldest continually-occupied residence. An Auckland diocese spokeswoman told Read more

Quake-hit St Mary’s convent chapel in Christchurch restored

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Mayor Lianne Dalziel said it was a joy to see the “meticulous” work done to restore the Rose Chapel in Christchurch after it suffered extensive damage in the February 2011 earthquake. The Colombo St chapel was built by the Sisters of Mercy in 1911, and shared a site with the convent and St Mary’s College. The Christchurch Read more

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

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

Bishop questions raising $70 million for Cathedral restoration

Monday, May 14th, 2018

The Catholic Bishop of Christchurch, Paul Martin is reconsidering restoration of the earthquake-damaged Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. The diocese has about $30m from insurance but the total cost of a complete restoration is estimated to be in the region of $100 million. That leaves about $70m to be obtained from fund-raising. Martin has questioned the Read more

Christchurch cathedral decision in September – Regeneration Minister “deeply disappointed”

Monday, May 22nd, 2017
Christchurch cathedral

On Sunday Bishop Victoria Matthews announced in a letter that members of the Anglican Diocese of Christchurch’s synod would make the decision about the future of the Christchurch cathedral at its meeting in early September. A government-appointed working party has been trying to decided the fate of the building and its report, which is due Read more

Cathedral restoration: Church disputes Government offered 25m

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bishop Victoria Mathews called an emergency media standup on Sunday to refute Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee’s claim that  the Government offered the church a $25 million deal to restore the building. On Friday Brownlee said he was disappointed an offer to help with the restoration of the Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch was turned down by Read more