Posts Tagged ‘Kaikoura earthquake’

Wellington’s Old St Pauls closed for 10 months

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

Wellington’s Sacred Heart Cathedral closed for an indefinite period

Monday, July 16th, 2018
sacred heart cathedral

Sacred Heart Cathedral in Thorndon, Wellington, closed its doors on Friday. An assessment has found the building’s structural integrity to be just 15 per cent of the standard for a new building. This means there would be a significant risk to occupants if there was an earthquake. While Sacred Heart Cathedral is closed, weekday masses Read more

Parishioners unfazed by safety warnings at eathquake-prone church

Monday, April 9th, 2018

Parishioners at a Catholic Church in Blenheim are being advised to “make their own judgment” when entering the earthquake-prone church. The building, which was first issued with a safety notice six years ago, has a “risk of failure” in the event of a moderate to severe earthquake. Continue reading

Off-road pastor gets round disaster to deliver donations in Clarence

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

A devoted church group with a fondness for four-wheel-driving is delivering donations to families still isolated by the 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura earthquake. The intrepid group from Blenheim’s Elim Church meet regularly to go out in their trucks to places out of reach to more conventional vehicles. The kind-hearted crew have decided to combine the best of both Read more

Caritas Budget submission highlights impact of Kaikōura earthquakes

Monday, February 13th, 2017

“Right now, our staff are in Kaikōura with Te tai o te Marokura Health and Social Service, looking at how the earthquake has impacted kai moana in the area, and how this has in turn impacted whānau health, said  Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand Director Julianne Hickey. She was making an oral submission on the 2017 Read more

Cardinal Dew to visit Kaikōura this weekend

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

This weekend, Cardinal John Dew will be in Kaikōura let the people there know “that we are with them in their time of uncertainty and anxiety.” “I will visit the priests based there and the local Catholic parish and Catholic primary school and Takahanga Marae which has been providing accommodation, meals and support in the Read more

Priests make effort to be with their people after earthquakes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

After the recent earthquakes Fr Pat McIndoe managed to catch a ride on an Aero Club plane so he could celebrate Mass in Kaikoura on Sunday. He was also able to take part in the ecumenical service. Kaikoura is part of Father Pat’s Te Whetu o Te Moana – Star of the Sea Marlborough Parish Read more

Pope Francis praying for all the people of New Zealand after the earthquakes

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

“I am praying for all the people of New Zealand at this time of the earthquakes.” This is what Pope Francis said to Cardinal John Dew when he greeted him in Rome at the closing of the Holy Door. On Sunday Cardinal John wrote on his Facebook page: “This morning St Peter’s Square was filled Read more