43 days ago

Earthquake donations earmarked for Christchurch cenotaph removal

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

The controversial relocation of Christchurch's Citizens' War Memorial has received financial backing for a proposed move to Cranmer Square.

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust (CEAT), set up to administer post-earthquake donations, has confirmed it will "support" the removal of the 82-year-old cenotaph, which has stood alongside Christ Church Cathedral since 1937, if resource consent is approved.

Moving the 300-tonne cenotaph is estimated to cost up to $1.5 million, but CEAT secretary Neil Cooper would not say how much the trust would cover "as we've not made this figure public yet".

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Christchurch mayoralty.

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Hi all I am in the running for Christchurch Mayor.
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Repair and replace council community assets
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Upgrade and build more to social housing stock.
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