Posts Tagged ‘Seismic strengthening’

Priest’s artwork top seller in online art auction

Monday, May 30th, 2022

A Catholic priest’s artwork has topped the bids in a fund-raiser for restoring Wellington’s Metropolitan Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Father David Orange’s painting of Wellington Harbour, “Dawn at Wellington”, sold for $3500. He says his love of the city and its harbour inspired him to paint the scene in 2019. The online art auction Read more

Church stung with opposition costs to its own upgrade plan

Thursday, July 22nd, 2021

All Saints’ parish has to pay the total $268,000 costs of a hearing in January that led to it being denied consent to earthquake-strengthen and alter the historic Palmerston North church. The city council has sent the parish the bill for all costs, including the consultants and lawyer who argued against granting the church’s applications. Read more