Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


More details on Cathedral offer

Hon Nicky Wagner

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

2 August 2017
More details on Cathedral offer

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner is today releasing further details on the Government offer to support the reinstatement of ChristChurch Cathedral.

“I recently received a letter from the Church Property Trustees (CPT), which manages the Cathedral, asking a number of questions about the Government offer,” Ms Wagner says.

“It’s absolutely vital that CPT and all 225 members of the Synod are in a position to make an informed decision when they meet in September. It’s also important that the wider community is engaged in the discussion and has access to the same information.

“That’s why I’m releasing the Government’s response to CPT’s letter, a more detailed breakdown of the estimated cost of reinstatement, plus an updated ‘frequently asked questions’ document.

“ChristChurch Cathedral is not only a place of worship, it’s a widely recognised symbol of our city, significant category one heritage building, a community facility and a tourist attraction. This offer, put together with the support of Christchurch City Council, is designed to bring resolution to a situation that has dragged on for far too long.

“It’s difficult for the rest of New Zealand and the world to see Christchurch’s progress when the Cathedral sits in the central city neglected and decaying.”

The Government offer is to reinstate the Cathedral at an estimated cost of $104 million, including new ancillary buildings.

The documents released today and further information can be found


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>


Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>


Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>


Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>


Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election