Speech at Public Meeting on Christ Church Cathedral : Rt Hon Winston Peters MP (28.05.2015)

The following are the notes of the Speech given by Rt Hon  Winston Peters at a Public Meeting outside the Christ Church Cathedral.
28 May 2017                                                                    Rt Hon Winston Peters Christchurch Cathedral

Cathedral Square,
1.30pm, Sunday, 28th May, 2017

Christ Church Cathedral – let’s get moving



NGAIO MARSH’S BIRTHDAY PARTY – Sunday April 23 5 – 7 pm


Sunday April 23   5 - 7 pm


A Fundraiser for the Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust.

5-6 pm  Wine and nibbles

6-7 pm  Crime Fiction

A presentation by Ray Berard

Winner of Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Crime Novel 2016

" Inside the Black Horse" described by the judges as a 'lucid and potent portrait of good people and gangsters that is unmistakably Kiwi in flavour and tone...a fine crime story with considerable depth'

A 'not to be missed' event for advocates of crime fiction and Dame Ngaio Marsh.

TICKETS $25, Available at Paper Plus, Merivale

INFORMATION: phone Jane  021 02405979
or: janeyryder@gmail.com

Historic Places Canterbury

Historic Places Canterbury (HPC) is an incorporated society whose aim is the celebration and retention of our built heritage.

HPC is made up of Heritage Supporters, Advocates and Activists who feel that keeping and maintaining our Built Heritage is crucial to  knowing who we are. The stories of our Built Heritage are fun and interesting and they are our stories!

HPC organises regular Members Events.
Our Membership Fee  is great value for only $30.00 a year!

Even our HPC AGM is a must attend event!

You set the level of your involvement. There is no pressure!

The HPC Committee lobbies, networks, write submissions and letters to the Editor and media releases and does all things you would expect from a group of organised individuals. Recently HPC in partnership with the Chch Civic Trust and concerned individuals successfully campaigned for the retention and restoration of Christchurch's much beloved Victoria Square!

HPC whilst independent is a member of Historic Places Aotearoa.

If you would like to join us-  then email us and our very organised Membership Sec will be in touch. canty@historicplacesaotearoa.org.nz

If you have any concerns about Heritage in Canterbury you are most welcome to contact the Chair Mark Gerrard Mobile 021 157 5043.



“Catholic leaders confident they can raise $70m for Christchurch cathedral” The Press (Online Article)

Catholic leaders confident they can raise $70m for Christchurch cathedral -The Press

" ... Diocese leaders said in October that engineering work had proved the whole cathedral could be restored for about $100m.

"We are going to propose to the new bishop that we restore the cathedral, possibly with some new lightweight materials in some places," Loughnan said."


“Christchurch Public Trust Office heritage building to be restored” The Press (Online Article)

Christchurch Public Trust Office heritage building to be restored -The Press

"A Christchurch heritage building has been given a new lease on life.

The Public Trust Office's new owner, Box 112, has agreed to restore the building and has been awarded a $1.9 million heritage grant by the Christchurch City Council.

The Oxford Tce building faced demolition after its previous owner, Tailorspace, had it removed from the council's heritage list. ..."

Editorial: Public Trust restoration a win for Christchurch- The Press

Christ Church Cathedral- Media Update (February 2017)

'Profound frustration' over Christ Church Cathedral delays Radio New Zealand reports.
(Article has audio link of Morning Report interview with Great Christchurch Buildings Trust co-chair Philip Burdon.)
"The community was "led to believe" an agreement would be reached by the end of last year, or at least before the sixth anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake.

"We had understood the parties had been in agreement at the end of last year... and were very close to agreement now.
"It is terribly important that the parties do now achieve a settlement, whatever that may mean."


Editorial: Frustration on all sides in the cathedral debate- The Press
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/89601694/Editorial-Frustration-on-all-sides-in-the-cathedral-debate (22.02.2017)

Anglican bishop worried over fundraising targets for Christ Church Cathedral restoration-
http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/89634591/Anglican-bishop-worried-over-fundraising-targets-for-Christ-Church-Cathedral-restoration (22.02.2017)

Government, church at odds over offer to restore Christ Church Cathedral -The Press Reports
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/89571654/government-church-at-odds-over-offer-to-restore-christ-church-cathedral  (19.02.2017)



Sign Of The Kiwi Re-opens- Media Coverage And CCC Statement Of Significance

The Press: Christchurch's Sign of the Kiwi reopens in time for 100th anniversary

Checkpoint RNZ: Sign of the Kiwi re-opens in Christchurch - locals delight

CCC Statement of Significance: (Taken from documentation of the The Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan)

SIGN OF THE KIWI - 1700, 2057, 2057R SUMMIT ROAD,

The Sign of the Kiwi was constructed in 1916-1917 as one of a number of rest houses planned for the Summit Road scheme of Henry Ell. The great pre-occupation of Harry Ell, a politician and tenacious social and environmental campaigner, was the promotion of a summit road from Godley Head to Akaroa, providing public access to all parts of the Port Hills. (more…)

“Ali Harper’s Legendary Divas In The Great Hall” 2 pm Sunday 19th February: A Friends of the Arts Centre Fundraiser

Enjoy a glamorous and captivating afternoon while supporting the Friends of the Arts Centre by attending Ali Harper’s Legendary Divas in the Great Hall.

Legendary Divas honours women that have inspired with their music – talents including Shirley Bassey, Dusty Springfield, Judy Garland, Doris Day and Barbra Streisand.

Award-winning actress and singer Ali Harper says guests should expect nostalgia, comedy, audience participation, a rip-roaring 80s medley with a splash of Madonna, as well as many stories enlightening the audience.

With its incredible acoustics and historic ambiance, the fully restored Great Hall is the perfect venue for this special fundraiser, with proceeds going towards the Arts Centre’s restoration.


“Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017” The Press Online Article

Treasured heritage buildings to reopen in 2017: The Press

"Christchurch City Council has been working its way through an extensive heritage rebuild and repair programme. Some buildings have already opened, including the Mona Vale homestead, and work is continuing on others.

"Hidden challenges" during the repair have delayed some projects, but 2017 will see the Signs of the Kiwi and Takahe reopen, along with the Mona Vale gatehouse, the Thomas Edmonds band rotunda and the Old Stone House in Cracroft."

Historic Places Chair Mark Gerrard quoted in the article.