Restore ChristChurch Cathedral
  • Petitioning Open letter to CERA , the Anglican Bishop, Church Property Trustees et al

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Open letter to CERA , the Anglican Bishop, Church Property Trustees et al
Minister for CERA
Brownlee, Hon Gerry
Associate Minister for CERA
Adams, Hon Amy Associate Minister for CERA
Associate Minister for CERA
Adams, Hon Amy
National
Carter, Hon David
National
Carter, Hon David
Christchurch East, Labour
Dalziel, Hon Lianne
Port Hills, Labour
Dyson, Hon Ruth
Port Hills, Labour
Dyson, Hon Ruth,
NZ First
O’Rourke, Denis
National
Wagner, Nicky
Waimakariri, National
Wilkinson, Hon Kate
Waimakariri, National
Wilkinson, Hon Kate
Wigram, Labour
Woods, Dr Megan
PM
John Key
CEO, CERA
Roger Sutton
PM
John Key

Restore ChristChurch Cathedral

    1. Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
    2. Petition by

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group

      Christchruch, New Zealand

The ChristChurch Cathedral should be restored.

SIGN THE PETITION – STOP THE DEMOLITION – RESTORE THE CATHEDRAL

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Open letter to CERA, the Anglican Bishop and Church Property Trustees*, the Mayor andCity Councillors,the Prime Minister, and all Members of Parliament.

We oppose in the strongest terms possible the proposed razing of Christ Church Cathedral to a wallheight of 3 metres. As signatories to this letter we see it as imperative that CERA, the Anglican Church, Christchurch City Council,our Government and all Cantabriansof whichever faith or none, join forces to secure Christ Church Cathedral for the future. Itshould be made safe, repaired and restored as near as possible to its original form.

We support the New Zealand Historic Places Trust Board, the Christchurch Press editorialand all other voices which are calling for a pause to any further deconstruction work on the building. The engineering reportsby respected structural engineers such as Win Clark, Executive Director of the Society ofEarthquake Engineers, seniorCCC engineers, and other seismic engineering experts indicate theCathedral can be retained in a greater form than what Church leaders believe.

We also support the petition which was recently signed by over one hundred senior seismic andstructural engineers from New Zealand and overseas who issued a statement that they ‘believeit is technically feasible for the Christchurch Cathedral to be safely repaired, rebuilt and restoredto its original form in such a manner as to meet all earthquake code requirements and make thebuilding safe for future public use’.

Christ Church Cathedral has been at the heart of our city for well over 130 years. Our forebearsbuilt it as a symbol to represent the original expression of our Cantabrian identity and itsrestoration must be part of our legacy to those who follow us. We see the cathedral as theunifying catalyst for a new, non-partisan, enlightened appreciation of all our city's distinctiveheritage buildings, from Our City to the Arts Centre, from the Basilica to the Boathouse. Our rebuiltcity must reflect our past as well as a commitment to our future.

It is a question of time and money and a pause is required toenable stabilisation and make-safe work to be undertaken. This provides the time required to find the very best of engineering solutions and raise the necessary money to restore Christ Church Cathedral. We urge the Church, CCC and Government to accept the offers of assistance from the engineering and construction sectors and to consider sharing the initial costs of restoration work.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Help bring some joy to the Christchurch for one night only.

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Festa is having its third annual festival and would really appreciate your support. Follow the link below for a fantastic video presentation of the 'CityUps' event

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      Make the projects you believe in happen. Be part of a bigger cause. You are the missing piece in this history.

    2. Dinah Lee releases song about Cathedral Square

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer
      Star's song for Cathedral Square

      Dinah Lee, the queen of the mods in the 1960s, has today released a pop song about Cathedral Square. Australian-based Lee holds a key to the city of Christchurch and last performed here in 2010 as part of the Band Together concert.

    3. Reached 3,000 signatures
    4. Final Cathedral design options unveiled

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/8504585/Final-Cathedral-design-options-unveiled

      Vote in the poll and contribute in feedback and public consultation process

      Cathedral unveiled

      Which one of these would you like to see in Cathedral Square? This is your chance to have a say on the future of Christchurch's most iconic building. Design options for a new Christ Church Cathedral have been unveiled by Anglican leaders - and they want to know what you think.

    5. Cathedral in High Court

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      ChristChurch Cathedral in Christchurch High Court Weds 3rd 10-1 Thurs 4th 2.15-5

    6. Cathedral Public Meeting - Thursday 6 September 7.30pm

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Cathedral Public Meeting Thursday 6 September 7.30pm
      Cashmere Presbyterian Church Hall
      2 MacMillian Ave, Cashmere
      News and engineering update from Jim Anderton, Anna Crighton, Mark Belton, Louise Deans, Dr Ian Lochead, Rev David Morrell

    7. Cathedral Update

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      The independent engineering report on the Cathedral commissioned by the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust has been completed and was last week given to the Hon Gerry Brownlee for consideration at a meeting with him and the GCBT. Any further demolition is on hold while the engineers report is being studied and further meetings take place. The report will be made public within the next 10-12 days.

    8. Independent Engineers Report

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      The report will be sent to Gerry Brownlee on the 22nd of June and will be made public a week later

    9. Independent Engineers have now inspected the Cathedral

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Independent Engineers will present their reports on the Cathedral to the Government within the next two weeks

    10. Reached 2,500 signatures
    11. Final Protest Rally

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Saturday 26th May 2.30pm Cranmer Square
      The more people the bigger the message
      Please make an effort to attend
      Thankyou

    12. News Flash...CCC vote 10/4 for Pause on demolition of Cathedral

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Only Parker/Beck/Wells/Button against resolution calling for a pause
      We won 10/4!!!!

    13. Reached 2,000 signatures
    14. Church ignores calls for restoration

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Demolition contract awarded

    15. Song of Hope Launch Function

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Thursday, 17 May 2012
      17:30 until 19:00
      NG Gallery 212 Madras st (entry from Tuam St)

      Help launch this gift to the Restore Christ Church Cathedral campaign.
      David McPhail will MC and introduce us to some of the contributing artists.
      Please support this event and buy the CD and get it out there.
      RSVP by Tuesday the 15th May to assist with catering.
      Thanks to Sharon and Roland for generously allowing the use of their space at NG.
      Please NB Cash only all purchases of CD’s and contributions to drinks.

    16. Reached 1,500 signatures
    17. 1238 signed thankyou

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      The petition and all comments will be printed for the meeting with the Bishop on friday. Please keep forwarding the direct link to the petition

      http://www.change.org/petitions/cera-and-bishop-victoria-matthews-restore-christchurch-cathedral-2

      and follow us on facebook as well

      http://www.facebook.com/groups/restorechristchurchcathedral/

    18. Meeting Gerry Brownlee today and the Bishop on Friday

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      Keep sending the petition link around please
      Protest at midday today - bridge at Worcester Boulevard / Oxford Tce

    19. Sad day for the Cathedral but its not over!

      Restore ChristChurch Cathedral Group
      Petition Organizer

      One last effort with the petition please
      Copy the direct petition link into your emails, facebook and twitter

      http://www.change.org/petitions/cera-and-bishop-victoria-matthews-restore-christchurch-cathedral-2

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Charles Campbell CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • 23 days ago

      It's part of our cultural heritage

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    • Diana Bidwell CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
      • 26 days ago

      The Christ Church Cathedral is easily the most iconic building of Christchurch, seriously - I'm not an Anglican or in fact religious at all but I consider this particular house of God to be an integral part of the identity of Christchurch. It's verdigrised spire has been the centre of this city almost since there was a city to have a centre. Please think before you take another piece of the old city away. And such an important piece.

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    • Kathryn Williams AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • 26 days ago

      Is is the symbol of the city.

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    • Lillian Hall URENUI, NEW ZEALAND
      • 26 days ago

      It is my heritage, my ancestors worship here

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    • Kelly TOPP GISBORNE, NEW ZEALAND
      • 26 days ago

      This cathedral is a beautiful part of our short history. We are a young country and need to preserve what little historical architecture we have. If other countries can rebuild important buildings after wars etc, we can preserve ours. Once it is lost it is gone forever.

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