Posts Tagged ‘Jim Anderton’

Jim Anderton welcomes Christ Church Cathedral Restoration

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Jim Anderton, co-chair of the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), campaigned long and hard for Christ Church Cathedral to be restored rather than turned into rubble. He’s ‘delighted’ that it will return to being Christchurch’s icon. His wife, Carole Anderton, says her husband had been very pleased that the Anglican Synod decided to reinstate the Read more

Anderton says Cathedral repair costs over-estimated

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Jim Anderton, the co-chairperson of a group fighting to save Christchurch Cathedral, the Greater Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT), believes the Anglican Church has over-estimated the cost of repairing the earthquake damaged cathedral. The Trust has released survey results showing more than half of Christchurch residents support restoration, 51 percent and 66 percent if privately-funded, which Read more

Anderton dismisses Archbishop of York’s calls for a demolition

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Christ Church Cathedral restoration campaigner Jim Anderton has dismissed the Archbishop of York’s calls for a demolition and rebuild as unqualified and disappointing. The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Anglican Church hierarchy. Last week Sentamu visited the ruins of the cathedral , and said Read more

Church disputes Buildings Trust’s cathedral restoration figures

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

On Tuesday The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust announced  that the Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand, which was severely damges in by an earthquake  could be restored for $67 million, as opposed to the $220 million the Anglican Church says is needed. One of the most contentious factors in the $153 million difference is whether base isolators – flexible bearings in Read more

Court action over Christchurch Cathedral demolition

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Jim Anderton, co-chairman of The Great Christchurch Buildings Trust, says that on Tuesday the trust  will launch a court action  seeking a declaratory judgment, or binding court ruling, to determine whether the church’s decision no to restore  the Christchurch Cathedral breached an act of Parliament protecting church buildings. He says  legal advice backed by two Read more

Disagreement and confusion over Christchurch Cathedral continues

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral will be put on hold while the church authorities consider an independent report saying it can be saved. When he announced the report Jim Anderton said that Earthquake Recovery Minister, Gerry Brownlee, promised, at a meeting six weeks ago, that demolition work would be paused. Prime Minister John Key told TV3’s Firstline Read more

Christchurch Cathedral not coming down gracefully

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Former Wigram MP Jim Anderton is calling on people to join a protest against the demolition of the Christchurch Cathedral which is being organised by the Restore Christchurch Cathedral Group for May 26 “If we could put thousands of people on the street, that would focus the minds of the Government and get the attention Read more