44 days ago

Bishop chooses demolition for Christchurch's historic Catholic cathedral

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The historic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in Christchurch is going to be demolished.

Catholic bishop Paul Martin said the 113-year-old building was too expensive to restore and favoured demolishing the cathedral and building a new one for about $40 million on a site closer to the city centre.

He said the earthquake-damaged building on Barbadoes St would cost about $149m to fully restore, while just saving the central part of the building would cost $91m and not be fit for purpose.

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10 hours ago

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12 hours ago

Everything You Need, All That You Want!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This sunny modern home will beautifully complement your lifestyle. It offers all the space you need and want but is easily manageable at the same time, making it the ideal home for a busy couple or family on the go. You may not have come across this superb neighbourhood before but it is one certainly worth seeking out. A friendly cul-de-sac nestled among other modern homes and only a short drive to local amenities including the Northwood Supa Centre and New World.

You will notice the extremely well designed floor plan right away. It is functional and flexible in that it accommodates a myriad of uses. The study nook keeps those gadgets hidden away and the paperwork at bay. The first living zone includes the open plan kitchen and dining area, ideal for those who like to cook and chat to guests at the same time and then a lovely sunny spot at the end for coffee and the morning paper. The second living room is handy for keeping the rest of the homes going's on, in or out. The bedrooms are both doubles with built in robes, and the master suite is very generous in size with walk in robe and ensuite. A separate w/c and family bathroom will keep the remainder of the residents happy. The decent size double garage even has attic storage which furthers the functional aspect.

Key Details: 2009 build by Horncastle. 194sqm floor area. 500sqm freehold TC2 section. Flexible settlement date available.

This really needs to be seen to be truly appreciated, we look forward to seeing you there!

Deadline Sale, all offers to be submitted by 12pm, Thursday 3 October 2019 (unless sold prior).

18 hours ago

Cricket umpiring

Mark from Woodend

This Saturday 21st at the Mainpower oval on Coldstream road Rangiora there is a free cricket umpire training day from 10 am to 14:30. If you ever thought about becoming an umpire in the district ( we do need some and it’s the best place to enjoy a premier cricket match) or if you umpire your local team or school teams or even backyard cricket come along for a pre season refresher. ITS FREE.
It is being run by Canterbury Country Umpires.
Message me if you need any more information.