Christchurch Cathedral: ‘It can be done’

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Those calling for the deconstruction of the Christchurch Cathedral can no longer claim the building cannot be saved, heritage campaigner Jim Anderton says. A new report says the historic building can be saved with techniques similar to those used in underground mining. The independent report, which …

John Key meets the Queen

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Prime Minister John Key’s audience with the Queen turned into a family affair – he took wife Bronagh and daughter Stephie along for the big occasion. Key, who has been in Britain for the Queen’s diamond jubilee, got a private audience with her at Buckingham Palace overnight New Ze …

Connection to the cathedral

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Sam Mahon looks back on the moments of his life when he felt connected to Christ Church Cathedral. We were pausing for coffee recently in a rural cafe when a woman blew in through the door as if she had been expelled from a vacuum cleaner. She headed for a nearby table and threw herself …

Lessons from the Canterbury quakes

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The eyes of the engineering world are on Christchurch as lessons from the dramatic earthquakes are learned and used in the creation of new, more resilient and safer buildings. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports. Bad news refuses to stand still and in the past 15 months, Christchurch’s earthquakes have b …

Lessons from the Canterbury quakes

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Our engineering legacy. The eyes of the engineering world are on Christchurch as lessons from the dramatic earthquakes are learned and used in the creation of new, more resilient and safer buildings. PHILIP MATTHEWS reports. Bad news refuses to stand still and in the past 15 months, Christchurch …