A cafe owner is "embarrassed" he cannot clean his windows because of heritage rules.
Christchurch's the Sign of the Takahe reopened as a cafe and bar in September after the nearly 100-year-old building underwent a $2.8 million post-earthquake restoration. The windows have not been properly cleaned since the repair finished in 2017 because they are covered with additional protective glass only a specialist is allowed to remove.
What do you think? Are the rules necessary to protect this special heritage building? Or are they going too far? Tell us in the comments below.
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Christchurch's roofed 25,000-seat stadium could be ready within five years but the pressure is now on to get it planned and built right.
The city council's long-awaited investment case says a 25,000 seat mostly clear-roofed facility is the best fit for the city, and could be built within the budgeted $473 million, including running costs. Temporary seating was not included but could be added later.
The chosen option would cost $472.7m to build and $485.3m to run over 25 years, of which $343m would be funded by stadium income, with an annual $4.2m council top-up.
Read more about the plan here.