First posted: 11 September 2017
Last updated: 25 September 2017

Christchurch Cathedral to be Rebuilt

Chirctchurch Cathedral before the 2011 earthquake

Christchurch Cathedral prior to the February 2011 earthquake

"More than six years after being destroyed in the deadly earthquake that struck Christchurch, the city's iconic cathedral will be rebuilt by the Anglican Church in New Zealand.

"The Anglican Church said the Christchurch Cathedral will be rebuilt to its basic design, but will be strengthened for future quakes and improved with better heating and seating.

"The rebuild is expected to take 10 years and cost $NZ104 million ($93.8 million).

"The decision came [on Saturday, 9 September 2017] after three days of meetings by the 225 members of the Anglican Church's local governing synod.

"They voted about 55 per cent in favour of the rebuild, after also considering building a new cathedral or simply handing over the ruins to the government as a gift."


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