Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Churches’

More church buildings for demolition – locals saddened Comments 0

Monday, May 20th, 2019

In what is becoming a familiar occurrence, the demolition of church-owned buildings is being opposed by people concerned at the loss of a “well-loved landmark” in their community. The demolition of two residential buildings in Parnell, Auckland, owned by the Anglican church has been described as “sinful”. And in Dunedin, an eleventh-hour effort is being Read more

St Mary of the Angels receives an architectural award Comments 0

Monday, May 13th, 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Architects’ Wellington branch announced the winners of their local awards on Wednesday, 8 May at the Parliament Buildings. Twenty-five projects were commended that “have changed the face of Wellington city and other regional centres. Bulleyment Fortune Architects and Ian Bowman, architectural conservator were the winners of the Heritage Award for Read more

Wellington’s Old St Pauls closed for 10 months Comments 0

Monday, April 29th, 2019

Old Saint Paul’s on Mulgrave St in Wellington closes for up to 10 months this Friday as work begins to physically tie together joints in wood joins that began to dislocate in the 2016 Kaikōura earthquake and saw the wooden building become 15cm wider in places. Read more Related Posts:Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for…Old Read more

Anglicans respond to Sam Neill’s call to dismantle Christ Church cathedral Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Canterbury’s Anglican bishop has responded to movie star Sam Neill’s call to demolish the Christ Church Cathedral and replace it with “a dynamic social hub”, saying it’s too late to reconsider the building’s future. Continue reading Related Posts:Church ‘white ants’ accused of stalling…Lotteries commit $6m to Christ Church Cathedral restorationParties commit to Christ Church Cathedral Read more

New site for Christchurch Catholic cathedral rumoured Comments 0

Thursday, April 4th, 2019

A new Catholic Cathedral in Christchurch could be built on a site beside the Avon River, a new four-minute documentary suggests. The documentary begins with filmmaker Gerard Smyth telling Paul Martin, the Catholic bishop of Christchurch, that he has heard “rumours” that the cathedral might be moving. To which Martin replies “It is very interesting Read more

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
Christchurch basilica

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