Quake-hit cathedral’s fate to be decided

  • 23/12/2015
Christchurch Cathedral (Thomas Mead)
Christchurch Cathedral (Thomas Mead)

The future of Christchurch Cathedral is set to be finalised almost five years after it was badly damaged by an earthquake.

The outcome of three months of Government-brokered mediation between the Anglican Church and heritage campaigners wanting to save the iconic Christchurch building will be announced on this afternoon.

The church wants the Christchurch landmark pulled down - and it had the green light for a partial deconstruction - but the Great Christchurch Building Trust has fought that decision all the way to the Supreme Court.

Independent consultant, Auckland lawyer Miriam Dean QC, has been liaising with both parties to resolve the impasse.

Ms Dean's report is set to be released along with a statement from Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee.