Paying homage to the past

Heritage homes, buildings, bridges and walking tours were amongst more than 60 entries received for the biennial Canterbury Heritage Awards. That pool has now been whittled down to 30 finalists, with winners due to be announced next month. .   “Now that almost half of our built heritage has been demolished, appreciation of what remains […]

Generosity propels cathedral restoration

Another sizable donation from a Christchurch businessman and former politician has put the restoration of the city’s ChristChurch Cathedral $4 million closer to its fundraising goal.     Philip Burdon, a former National Party MP and frequent member of the National Business Review’s rich list, made the generous donation on top of $1 million already […]

The Influencers: Scott Thelning

  Foresight and fortitude – sowing the seeds of hard work and reaping the fruits of success. COVID-19 has created, once again, challenging times for our city, and this brings with it a mix of emotions. For me, I am grateful for the foresight held by a team of governors whom some years ago set […]

Cathedral Work Symbolises City’s Strength

The sound of tools at work will shortly echo from Christ Church Cathedral – a solid symbol of our community’s resilient strength.     Prior to lockdown, the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project was at its busiest, with physical work scheduled for early April. The pause button was hit, but now the project is again […]

New cathedral for city centre

Following an earlier decision not to rebuild the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Barbadoes Street, a new Catholic cathedral will be built in the centre of the city, adjacent to Victoria Square.     As well as the new cathedral, a pastoral centre/community hub, the new St Mary’s Primary School, offices for the Catholic […]