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 Christchurch Buildings Trust. The trust is better known as the group fronted by Jim Anderton and Philip Burdon, former MPs from the Left and Right who buried traditional political differences for the common cause of rescuing the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral from an Anglican leadership that wants to deconstruct or demolish.