‘Indefinitely mothballed’: Quake-hit cathedral’s dire future unless $30m found by August

Posted on April 6, 2024 
Filed under New Zealand

“The Christ Church Cathedral rebuild has a funding gap of $114 million – and if $30m isn’t secured by August this year, the project will be indefinitely mothballed, it has been announced.

And the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited said a ‘mothballed scenario’ would ‘be hidden from view, and people will not be able to visit it, or preserve it, because it will remain a construction site in suspension’.

The iconic building had lain in ruin for many years after the Canterbury earthquakes. …”

Report from NewstalkZB, New Zealand.

Photo: Christ Church Cathedral in 1978.