Just when we dared hope that the future of Christ Church Cathedral had been settled, we find that might not be the case. A thousand submissions to the Christchurch City Council has suggested that most people don’t want ratepayer funds to go towards the restoration project.

The consultation was about the council’s relatively small $10 million share of the $104m rebuild. The proposal that the council would put something into the kitty was part of a compromise deal  thrashed out between the Government, the Anglican Church, heritage campaigners and the council to end more than six years of wrangling over the cathedral’s fate.  Read More