Peters backing fix for ‘icon’

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Restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral could be a condition of any post-election coalition deal, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says. Peters, who was visiting Christchurch yesterday, called for government intervention and funding for the restoration of the earthquake-damaged landmark. …

Bishop’s attitude to Cathedral ‘bizarre’

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“OPINION: Nothing would symbolise survival, rebirth and memorial so dramatically as the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral, writes Philip Burdon The legacy of the earthquake is a devastated and broken city that has shown a brave and determined ambition to recover and rebuild. The Arts …

New poll in The Press

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The Press is running another poll on the restoration of the cathedral so make sure you vote and share the link with anyone else you know who supports restoration. http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/city-centre/9787789/Billionaire-may-save-Christchurch-Cathedral

Anglicans describe Ogston’s suggestions as bizarre

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The Anglican Church has labelled the suggestion that the restoration of the Cathedral be undertaken by a foundation as bizarre.  Yet when the Cathedral was first built the fundraising and building programme were carried out by a Cathedral Commission so the suggestion is not without precedent.  It …

Hand over cathedral restoration to the people – British billionaire

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A British billionaire wants the Anglican Church to hand over the restoration of the Christ Church Cathedral to the people of the city. Hamish Ogston has announced he will fund a survey of Cantabrians views on the Cathedral’s future. Read the full article at NewstalkZB here

Another move to save Cathedral

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An English philanthropist fighting to save the ChristChurch Cathedral is calling for the community to lead a restoration project. The future of the Cathedral, badly damaged in the 2011 February earthquake, and how it should be rebuilt is at the centre of a legal battle between the Anglican Church a …

Cathedral restoration survey for Christchurch residents

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Christchurch residents will have the chance to give their views on the possible restoration of the city’s cathedral, thanks to a survey conducted by an English philanthropist. Hamish Ogston announced the planned questionaire this morning, also confirming an earlier offer of $4 million towards …

British rich-lister wants cathedral restored

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One of Britain’s richest men wants the Anglican Church to hand over the restoration of the Christchurch Cathedral to the people of Canterbury. In 2011 Hamish Ogston pledged $4 million to the restoration of the iconic Cathedral Square building after being moved by a documentary of the February …

Spare Cathedral from total demolition

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OPINION: British archaeologist, heritage adviser and writer RICHARD TERRY visited Christchurch recently and says Christ Church Cathedral has an irreplaceable authority and total demolition would be a great loss for the city. Why squander public money on heritage conservation when there are so many …

Second cathedral campaign group to fight

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“A legal wrangle over Christ Church Cathedral’s fate is far from over despite a court ruling demolition may proceed. The Court of Appeal dealt those fighting for the landmark’s restoration a hefty blow on Friday when it dismissed an appeal against a High Court decision allowing th …