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Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral Catholic Diocese, Catholic Bishops, Megan Woods, Earthquake Damage, Beautiful Buildings, Paris Skyline, Cathedral, Mansions, House Styles

Catholic bishop delays Christchurch cathedral decision, puts building projects on hold

A decision on Christchurch's quake-damaged Catholic cathedral was due by the end of this year.

A river running through the centre of Christchurch used to be so clean people would pay to bathe in it. Riverside Market, Central City, River Bank, End Of Summer, Walking Tour, Historical Sites, Big Ben, Postcards, Centre

Christchurch history uncovered in cafe postcards

Christchurch history uncovered in cafe postcards | Stuff.co.nz

The Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda on the banks of the Avon River, pictured pre-quakes. Moving To New Zealand, High Renaissance, Curved Staircase, Avon, Taj Mahal, Restoration, River, Band, Building

Bringing life back into quake-damaged heritage buildings a tough task

Why after multi-million dollar repairs are so many Christchurch heritage buildings still closed to the public?

Christchurch's Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered Barcelona Cathedral, Castles, Castle, Forts, Locks

Christchurch's Sign of the Takahe remains closed as lease surrendered

After almost seven years and a $2.8m repair, the Sign of Takahe will remain closed to the public throughout the summer.

Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion is again facing the prospect of demolition, despite hopes a new owner could restore it. Old Houses, Homesteading, New Zealand, Restoration, Mansions, House Styles, Gallery, Pictures, Home Decor

Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion faces new threat

Christchurch's historic McLean's Mansion is again facing the prospect of demolition, despite hopes a new owner could restore it.

Baffling heritage rules mean Christchurch cafe cannot clean windows Window Cleaner, Barcelona Cathedral, Restoration, Exterior, Windows, Cleaning, Building, Buildings, Home Cleaning

Baffling heritage rules mean Christchurch cafe cannot clean windows

A cafe owner says he's "embarrassed" he can't clean the windows because heritage rules won't let him.

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral Catholic Diocese, Catholic Bishops, Megan Woods, Earthquake Damage, Christchurch New Zealand, Beautiful Buildings, Notre Dame, Taj Mahal, Cathedral

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral

The 113-year-old Christchurch building will be demolished, with a new $40m cathedral built closer to the city centre.

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral Catholic Diocese, Catholic Bishops, Megan Woods, Earthquake Damage, Beautiful Buildings, Paris Skyline, Cathedral, Mansions, House Styles

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral

The 113-year-old Christchurch building will be demolished, with a new $40m cathedral built closer to the city centre.

The Thomas Edmonds Band Rotunda on the banks of the Avon River, pictured pre-quakes. Moving To New Zealand, High Renaissance, Curved Staircase, Avon, Taj Mahal, Restoration, River, Band, Building

Historic Edmonds Band Rotunda's $1.5 million rebuild confirmed

The copper dome of the Edmonds Band Rotunda will soon grace the banks of the Avon River once again.

The cathedral in February just a few days before the earthquake. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch Earthquake Damage, Catholic Bishops, Central City, City Council, Taj Mahal, Cathedral, February, Building

Govt officials: Minister has no power to intervene in Catholic cathedral demolition

Christchurch's Catholic cathedral could be demolished without consent, say government officials and the local council.

The cathedral in February just a few days before the earthquake. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch Earthquake Damage, Catholic Bishops, Central City, City Council, Taj Mahal, Cathedral, February, Building

Catholics eye central city site for possible new Christchurch cathedral

The Catholic church could choose to demolish its old cathedral and rebuild in central Chch, the new bishop says.

The Old Municipal Chambers on the corner of Worcester Bvd and Oxford Tce, pictured before the earthquakes when used as a community venue. Worcester, Oxford, Old Things, Bring It On, Corner, Public, Community, Building, Pictures

Bringing life back into quake-damaged heritage buildings a tough task

Why after multi-million dollar repairs are so many Christchurch heritage buildings still closed to the public?

The cathedral in February just a few days before the earthquake. Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch Earthquake Damage, Catholic Bishops, Central City, City Council, Taj Mahal, Cathedral, February, Building

Catholic bishop delays Christchurch cathedral decision, puts building projects on hold

A decision on Christchurch's quake-damaged Catholic cathedral was due by the end of this year.

A man reading The Press, with news of Dick Tayler's gold on the front page, in Cathedral Square outside the Regent Theatre in Public Square, Meeting Place, Conversation, Theatre, Cathedral, Reading, News, Gold, Theater

A conversation in the public square, the former 'gloriously democratic' heart of Christchurch

OPINION: Cathedral Square was once a vital and democratic meeting place for Christchurch people.

The Wizard draws a big crowd in Cathedral Square. Date unknown. Big Crowd, Public Square, Conversation, Cathedral, Street View, Concert, Concerts, Festivals, Cathedrals

A conversation in the public square, the former 'gloriously democratic' heart of Christchurch

OPINION: Cathedral Square was once a vital and democratic meeting place for Christchurch people.

Janet Abbott grew up within metres of the sea at her family's historic stony bach. Stony, Bouldering, Country Roads, Live

Living by the tides at Christchurch's Boulder Bay

Janet Abbott grew up within metres of the sea at her family's historic stony bach.