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Topic # 240805 26-Sep-2018 18:07
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After a delay of biblical length the forecourt of the Cathedral has been cleared.  The two photos that follow are not in exactly the same spot but within a few metres.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2097029 26-Sep-2018 18:46
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Hallelujah. It's been an embarrassment the way they let it get overgrown like that. Feels like a bit of Mana has returned to the CBD now that it's been cleaned up. Thanks for the photos! 


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  Reply # 2097057 26-Sep-2018 20:09
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Last time I was there (I live in ChCh) was to go to the floors of our building in the Square to get personal effects for our staff. (found my CERA badge the other day)  Circa July 2011. As the June EQ had already hit

 

Its SHOCKING. Pay me $1 per hour I would have helped keep it weed free. 


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  Reply # 2097109 26-Sep-2018 21:10
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From a purely aesthetic POV, those weeds had something going for them.

 

Now those phenomenally expensive - but plain drab grey - imported Italian pavers that Council paid many millions for about 20 years ago are exposed again, it reminds me that regardless of partisan divisions in local politics - we're doomed to having idiots running the show.


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  Reply # 2097128 26-Sep-2018 21:51
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Might have to go for a look at the weekend?


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  Reply # 2097129 26-Sep-2018 22:00
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I assume the link to heaven isn't yet UFB or is operated by the cheapest ISP :-)





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  Reply # 2097146 26-Sep-2018 22:32
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Fred99:

 

From a purely aesthetic POV, those weeds had something going for them.

 

Now those phenomenally expensive - but plain drab grey - imported Italian pavers that Council paid many millions for about 20 years ago are exposed again, it reminds me that regardless of partisan divisions in local politics - we're doomed to having idiots running the show.

 

 

 

 

Maybey but you do know the church was responsible for cleaning up their own mess...

 

 


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  Reply # 2097734 27-Sep-2018 20:02
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Unfortunately every move the Anglicans have made have had some idiot block them and tie them up in litigation costing literally millions.

They had plans and a go ahead approval from members in 2012 or early 2013. Blame the wizard, philip burdon and aaron keown for that mess as well as all their minority of followers who have committed tax payers to millions of dollars when the Anglicans wanted to move forward with a plan inside the insurance payout budget




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  Reply # 2097743 27-Sep-2018 20:29
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I wonder if they had all these problems back then the tower fell after the last big earthquake in Christchurch, and  it was rebuilt. Whether they should have rebuilt it out of timber. Guessing the rebuilt one will have a steel or reinforced concrete structure.


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  Reply # 2097745 27-Sep-2018 20:39
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Tinkerisk:

 

I assume the link to heaven isn't yet UFB or is operated by the cheapest ISP :-)

 

 

You'd expect them to see the "light"


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  Reply # 2097747 27-Sep-2018 20:45
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mattwnz:

 

I wonder if they had all these problems back then the tower fell after the last big earthquake in Christchurch, and  it was rebuilt. Whether they should have rebuilt it out of timber. Guessing the rebuilt one will have a steel or reinforced concrete structure.

 

 

You mean way back? Either way, its a sad issue. Its an icon for us, many places have icons, but all this drama is poor. However, I live in ChCh Im not losing any sleep over it. I'd rather bag ChCh people who go on and on and on about the EQ here. Its been and gone. I did that last week on Neighbourly, cant be bothered checking the backlash. People need to move on 


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  Reply # 2097829 27-Sep-2018 22:29
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and 7 days? Make it seven days.. ; ).

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  Reply # 2097832 27-Sep-2018 22:50
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I'm in Japan right now, which has had a fair few earthquakes in the same period.
You'd never know.





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  Reply # 2097834 27-Sep-2018 23:21
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Geektastic: I'm in Japan right now, which has had a fair few earthquakes in the same period.
You'd never know.

 

Pretty sure that no neo gothic cathedral made from unreinforced stone masonry has ever been munted in a Japanese EQ.  




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  Reply # 2097863 28-Sep-2018 07:16
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Getting rid of the gorse and other weeds at the Cathedral is a lot easier than dealing with the other eyesores around the Square.  The old Noah's hotel is still sitting there as are the row of shops next to Noahs, not to mention the building that used to have Starbucks and the tourist information centre.  Crazy that these were not demolished years ago.

 

Japan it seems does do earthquake recovery much better.


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  Reply # 2097865 28-Sep-2018 07:30
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nunz: Unfortunately every move the Anglicans have made have had some idiot block them and tie them up in litigation costing literally millions.

They had plans and a go ahead approval from members in 2012 or early 2013. Blame the wizard, philip burdon and aaron keown for that mess as well as all their minority of followers who have committed tax payers to millions of dollars when the Anglicans wanted to move forward with a plan inside the insurance payout budget

 

this


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