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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18 hours ago

Soft plastics

The Team from Christchurch City Council

Around 45 tonnes of soft plastics end up at Christchurch's EcoSort recycling plant each month because people mistakenly believe they will be recycled.

Please put your soft plastics in the red bin. Soft plastics are any plastics that can be easily scrunched or bend in your hand like plastic bags, cling film, courier bags, bubble wrap and cellophane.

For more info, head to our website at the link below.

1 day ago

Document Shredding

Dianne from Upper Riccarton

Does anyone know of a community service for private household document shredding/destruction please?