Rob Hall has generously provided us with the text of his Deputation to the C.C.C. Earthquake Forum.
CCC Earthquake Forum: Cathedral Church of Christ (Christchurch Cathedral)
Deputation: Rob Hall, General Manager (Southern), NZHPT (more…)
The Independent Panel of Structural Engineers report on how to restore the Cathedral is being presented to C.C.C. Community, Recreation and Culture Committee tomorrow at:
9.0am. 5th March-The Function Room, Level 1, Civic Offices, 53 Hereford Street
"This is an extremely important presentation to the Cmttee chaired by Councillor Yani Johanson." Mark Belton Restore Christ Church Cathedral.
Save Hagley Park has sent the word out that work has started on the Hagley Oval. They are asking for people to assemble at 12.00 noon
[Today] 8th 15th August to stage a peaceful protest against the C.C.C. work on the oval. (more…) People Community, Recreation and Culture
Environment and Infrastructure
Corporate and Finance
The Heritage and Arts Committee has been absorbed into the
People Community, Recreation and Culture Committee.
The new Council Committees will meet once a month.
Details are as follows-
[Updated] the Committee will meet for the first time at 9.30 am on the 31st July and starting in September will convene in the first week of every month. (more…)
Submission to CCC by Lorraine North, Chair, Canterbury Arts and Heritage Trust,
October 11 2012 re Cranmer Courts (more…)
The Press in its Saturday Edition has extensive coverage on Heritage issues.
Front Page: "Te Kanawa backs Town Hall"
"Concern over lack of insurance for council heritage buildings"
The Press Editorial: "Loss of Cranmer Courts seems inevitable in a rebuild that devalues heritage"
Links to contact the Councillors on the Community, Recreation and Culture are the following: (more…)
Christchurch City Council passed Councillor Broughton's motion by 5 votes to 4.
The Meeting has received widespread media coverage. The Press. TV3
National Radio's Checkpoint are running the headline "Protestors thrown out of fiery council meeting in Christchurch".
Dr. Lochhead has generously provided us with the text of his Deputation. (more…)
Text of letter published in The Press provides a succinct summary.
Christchurch Town Hall
The decision by Christchurch City Councillors to retain only the auditorium of the Christchurch Town Hall (if feasible) and replace the entrance and foyer space with a new structure is surprising since the draft Annual Plan listed full restoration as the preferred option at a cost of only $10 million in excess of insurance cover. (more…)