“OPINION: On Friday, a Court of Appeal decision cleared the way for the Church Property Trust (CPT) to continue demolishing the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral. Psychiatrist Alma Rae says that the urge to take it down seems to be based on fear.
Last year The Press ran a poll seeking to discover where opinion lay on the question of whether the Anglican cathedral should or should not be demolished.
By an extremely narrow margin, those wanting it gone were in a majority. When asked their reasons, 39 per cent of those wanting to demolish cited safety as their main reason. In other words, fear ruled.”