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 was commissioned by The Great Christchurch Building Trust following the Anglican Church’s decision to demolish the iconic building down to two-three metres, found “maximum retention” of the building was possible.

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