Amazing Cathedral

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A campaign to save the Christchurch Cathedral begins today, featuring aerial images taken from a helicopter at 500 feet just two months ago, show that the building is not ruined. The Great Christchurch Building Trust is behind the campaign and says the new perspective shows that the historic buildi …

Jim Anderton: Does this look like a ruin to you?

Former Christchurch MP Jim Anderton responds to Herald on Sunday columnist Paul Little on the future of ChristChurch Cathedral.       Herald on Sunday columnist Paul Little writes in his column on Sunday June 30, quite properly, about the catastrophic effect on the people of Christchurch of th …

Link to web page in New York Times

An article in the New York Times by Justin Bergman on the Christchurch earthquake recovery includes a mention of the campaign to save the cathedral along with a link to our web site.  See the article here.

Unholy war over cathedral

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Graeme Brady is sick of it. Sick of making the arguments, sick of hearing the counter-arguments. Sick of watching a beloved building slowly deteriorate while Cantabrians squabble. But he has more invested in it than most. Brady is a retired Anglican priest and one of the trustees of the Great Chris …

GCBT responds to the Bishop

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There is nothing new in any of these statements, except that the Bishop and her advisers continue to advocate for the destruction of arguably Canterbury’s most iconic historic building. None of the issues raised by the Church, including costs, safety, and engineering are new. They have all be …

Cathedral concern evident overseas

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OPINION: How’s Christchurch? What’s happening with the cathedral?” Generally when I’m overseas, and meet people who are acquainted with my hometown, those two questions are the first to fly off their tongues. Currently I’m bobbing about the Sea of Java, road-testing a …

The (im)permanence of bricks and mortar

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Opinion.  It seems to me the Anglican Church has never grasped the importance of the building to the city writes Martin van Beynen at the conclusion of an opinion piece covering a range of earthquake recovery issues in The Press, Saturday March 22, 2014, C9 He continues…. As I have said befo …

Economic benefit to retaining heritage buildings

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OPINION: With Christchurch still facing a long road to recovery, repairing what remains of its significant built heritage makes sense, writes ROB HALL. Prior to the earthquakes our built heritage contributed to Christchurch’s economic growth. The cityscape attracted tourists, particularly to …

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 …