Remnants of Christchurch's earthquake-ravaged Catholic cathedral may be preserved as a memorial with a new cathedral built next door.
The Sign of the Takahe and Sign of the Kiwi will both require strengthening and repair work before they can reopen to the public.
Christchurch CBD Pita Pit Reopens after Earthquake
Christchurch City Council's Community, Recreation and Culture Committee today unanimously recommended the entire Town Hall complex be repaired to 100 per cent of New Building Standards.
The Anglican Bishop warned her diocese the Government would step in and demolish Christ Church Cathedral if they did not quickly make a decision on its future, previously confidential minutes released as part of a High Court case reveal.
Cranmer Courts may be coming down, but the building's neo-Gothic twin just around the corner could still be rescued.
One of inner Christchurch's "traditional" hotels will keep serving pints long into the future if its owners have their way. MATT PHILP reports.
An 1860s Christchurch heritage building used as a commune since the 1970s will be restored and opened to the public for the first time.
The Christchurch Anglican diocese has unveiled designs for the cardboard cathedral's stained-glass window.
The Canterbury earthquakes have revealed a historical building that will be restored to its former glory.
I had an interesting phone call from the company that services Fire Extinguishers. You are right it sounds boring …. but… as is usual in Christchurch the conversation turned from work to the earthquakes.
Opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa has backed a campaign to save the Christchurch Town Hall.
Christchurch City Council today agreed to request the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority hold the demolition of Cranmer Courts for one month.
There is a danger that most ongoing memories about Christchurch will just be about the city’s earthquakes and not the great things that once stood in the 162 years beforehand, a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher said today.
About half of Christ Church Cathedral's $40 million insurance payout will be spent before the rebuild begins, court documents show.
Potential buyers are still interested in saving Cranmer Courts, despite a possible $5 million price tag just to make the building safe.
The Christchurch City Council may help fund seismic strengthening work on two of Canterbury's oldest brewery buildings.
Christchurch City Council is today (Friday 5 October) closing four community facilities on the Banks Peninsula after receiving the results of engineering assessments that show they are earthquake-prone.
City councillors who fought to save the historic Cranmer Court in Christchurch from demolition have conceded defeat, saying the cost of restoration was just too much.
Custodians of the earthquake-crippled Christ Church Cathedral have today flatly rejected claims they cannot legally demolish the landmark building.
Cranmer Court was home to New Zealand’s first normal school, Christchurch Teachers’ College, and most recently 31 inner city apartments, before the February quake struck.
Protesters have been arrested as the demolition of one of Christchurch’s oldest buildings got underway this morning.
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Thirteen bells rescued from an earthquake-hit cathedral have been brought from New Zealand for assessment.
The fate of the Rangiora courthouse is still uncertain following major changes to the District Court network announced today.
Christ Church Cathedral trustees have a moral and legal obligation to maintain and repair the building, a court has heard.
In an attempt to save Christchurch’s cathedral, its fate will be argued in the High Court today.
More than a quarter of the heritage buildings still standing in central Christchurch could be affected by the central city blueprint, heritage advocates say.
A repair bill approaching $30 million has forced the Isaac Theatre Royal to delay its opening until mid-2014.
An entire historically important street is looking forward to being part of the new Christchurch. MATT PHILP reports.
It is Christchurch's most famous interior. Once hidden within an armour of brick, the vaulted ceiling and timber columns of Knox Church in Bealey Ave became the regular backdrop to television news broadcasts in the aftermath of the February earthquake.
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