Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Memorandum to court on ChristChurch Cathedral process

Church Property Trustees provides memorandum to court on timeline and decision making process for ChristChurch Cathedral


Church Property Trustees (CPT) today entered a memorandum to the high court covering an approximate timetable and decision making process on the ChristChurch Cathedral.

It states:

• Different cathedral design concepts will be prepared for consideration and then a selection made for further development and engagement. The options to be prepared will be based around future building options and will likely reflect the broad options for deconstruction and building, namely:

a. maximum retention and a replica rebuild;

b. partial deconstruction and a mix of 'old and new' based around the current footprint; and

c. more extensive deconstruction and a building with more elements of the new.

• The memorandum sets out the engagement the Church will continue to do with CERA, Christchurch City Council, Historic Places Trust and also the public through the on-going public conversation with the “Cathedral Conversation” document.

• The first step of the process is for CPT to provide a copy of the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust (GCBT) building retention proposal to CERA for review. CPT's own engineers will also be further considering deconstruction options. The following is the timetable that is hoped to be followed after that, although that is subject to change depending on how matters progress:

o 6 December - CPT will meet to consider and provide direction on design work to the Cathedral Project Group

o December - the Cathedral Project Group will advance the design brief with the architects.

o Early January 2013 - It is hoped CPT will receive feedback from CERA and its own engineering review of deconstruction options as well as feedback from the Cathedral Project Group on the work it is undertaking.

o Late January 2013 - CPT will provide direction for cathedral design concept(s) to be developed in further detail, based on consideration of financial implications and cost of options, as well as consideration of heritage, safety and engineering matters, including options for deconstruction. It is hoped something at this point can be released to the public for feedback.

o End of February 2013 – after engagement with CERA, the Christchurch City Council, Historic Places Trust and public it is hoped that the final decision by the CPT on the future of the Cathedral building may be made.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Populism And Labour 2017

For many people on the centre-left, populism is a dirty word, and a shorthand for the politics of bigotry. In this country, it has tended to be equated with the angry legions of New Zealand First. Who knew they were not just a reactionary spasm, but the wave of the future?

Certainly, at the end of this week, the next US President will have won office (at least in part) thanks to his proven ability at (a) scapegoating refugees and migrants (b) wooing neo-Nazis and racial supremacists (c) attacking journalists and judges (d) threatening to jail his opponents (e) urging nuclear proliferation and (e) by promising to restrict women’s rights to control their own fertility.

On the face of that campaign record, there wouldn’t seem to be much in common between Donald Trump and say, Spain’s centre-left populist party, Podemos. Yet arguably, the similarities could be instructive for the Labour/Green partnership here. More>>

 
 

Oxfam: 30% Of NZ Owns Less Wealth Than Our Two Richest Men

The research also reveals that the richest one per cent have 20 per cent of the wealth in New Zealand, while 90 per cent of the population owns less than half of the nation’s wealth. The research forms part of a global report released to coincide with this week’s annual meeting of political and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More>>

ALSO:

Hospitals: Resident Doctors Set To Strike Again

Despite discussions between the DHBs and NZRDA over safer hours for resident doctors progressing during the last week, the strike planned for next week appears set to proceed. More>>

ALSO:

Not So Super Fund: More Burning Ethical Questions For Steven Joyce

Greens: Radio New Zealand reported this morning that the New Zealand Superfund has $77 million invested in 47 coal companies that the Norwegian Government’s Pension Fund – the largest sovereign fund in the world – has blacklisted. More>>

Activism: Greenpeace Intercepts World’s Biggest Seismic Oil Ship

Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa... Greenpeace radioed the master of the Amazon Warrior to deliver an open letter of protest signed by over 60,000 New Zealanders. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: Why Tax Cuts In 2017 Would Be A (Proven) Bad Idea

Ever since the world fell prey to the mullahs of the free market in the 1980s, no amount of real world evidence has managed dispel one key tenet of their economic faith. Namely, the idea that if you cut income taxes and taxes on small business, a wave of individual enterprise and entrepreneurial energy will thus be unleashed, profits will rise and – hey bingo! – the tax cuts will soon be paying for themselves ... More>>

Liquor Sponsorship: Researchers Call For Ban On Alcohol Sponsorship Of Sport

“Due to alcohol sponsorship of sport, New Zealanders, including children, were exposed to up to 200 ads per hour they watched televised sport, and people watching football and tennis saw alcohol ads for almost half of each game,” says Associate Professor Signal. More>>

ALSO:

Mt Albert: Ardern For Labour, Genter For Greens

At the close of nominations, Jacinda Ardern was the sole nomination received for the position of Labour’s candidate for the Mt Albert by-election, says Labour General Secretary, Andrew Kirton. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news