Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Churches’

Renovation of Timaru’s Sacred Heart Basilica underway Comments 0

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Work began last Thursday on the renovation of the Sacred Heart Basilica in Timaru to protect it against future earthquakes. The project involves major improvements, maintenance and repairs. “We have a responsibility to fulfil the requirements to earthquake strengthen this building for public use and maintain the building as an impressive symbol of Christian Faith Read more

Project to protect popular Mackenzie church ‘progressing well’ Comments 0

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Extensive work to protect a tourist hot spot in the Mackenzie District is well underway. Work on the Church of the Good Shepherd, on the edge of Lake Tekapo, began almost a year ago due to the increasing number of tourists to the district – with many coming to see the church. Continue reading Related Read more

Erskine College tumbles to make way for town houses Comments 0

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

Demolition of the imposing Erskine College buildings in Island Bay, Wellington, is underway. 96 townhouses are to be constructed on the site. As part of the overall development, the chapel is to be restored at the cost of $7 million. Development manager Earl Hope-Pearson said the feeling was positive as work was able to begin. “After 18 Read more

Trust want hazardous trees removed from New Zealand’s oldest union church Comments 0

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

Three large trees dating back to the 1870s are set for the chop to protect New Zealand’s oldest union church from possible damage. The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust has applied for financial assistance from the Mackenzie District Council for the safe removal of the pine trees from the St Patrick’s Church site in the small Read more

Restore Catholic Christchurch Basilica says USA writer Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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A writer living in the United States has made a plea for the Catholic Christchurch Basilica to be restored. Writing in First Things, Stephen Schmalhofer opines: “Let us hope that Macauley’s unknown traveler will arrive with plenty of practice sketching the restored cathedral domes in Christchurch. “To honor the blood and sweat of the missionary New Zealand Church and Read more

Decision on Christchurch Cathedral will prompt donations Comments 0

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The decision to restore the Christ Church Cathedral will kick-start donations to bridge the $14 million funding gap, a heritage campaigner says. The Anglican’s governing body, the Synod, voted on Saturday to restore the Christ Church Cathedral, with regeneration minister Nicky Wagner saying work could start before Christmas. Continue reading Related Posts:Scrap over costs for Christ Church Read more

Cathedral means more to Christchurch than to church Comments 0

Monday, August 28th, 2017

The Christ Church Cathedral means more to the city than it does to the Anglican church, Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel says. Dalziel said the future of the cathedral had divided the city because the decision rested with the church, rather than the city. Dalziel went on to clarify her statement, saying “to the church it is Read more

Christchurch Cathedral – almost there with new Government offer? Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

Christchurch Regeneration Minister Nicky Wagner announced on Tuesday that a new deal had been presented to the church as a means of saving the earthquake-damaged cathedral. The package comprised a $10 million grant and $15m suspensory loan from government, a $10m city council contribution, at least $13.7m in philanthropic donations and the church’s own $42m insurance payout. Read more

Anglicans commission new poll on Christ Church Cathedral Comments 0

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Anglican leaders have ordered another survey of how Christchurch residents feel about restoring the cathedral. The new survey will be the latest in a long list of polls conducted in the city about the Christ Church Cathedral. There were two major surveys in 2013 and two more in 2014. Continue reading Related Posts:Anglicans won’t comment on Read more

Blessed Sacrament Cathedral can be saved – for $100 million Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016
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The new bishop of Christchurch will have to decide what to do about the earthquake Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. He will be faced with a choice of spending $45 million to restore the nave or $100 million to carry out a complete restoration. A decision had previously been made  to save and restore just the Read more