22 Oct 2020

Christchurch Cathedral cost blows out to $154-million

From Midday Report, 12:16 pm on 22 October 2020

The cost of re-instating Christchurch's Anglican cathedral has sky-rocketed, increasing nearly 50 percent to $154 million.

An artist's impression of restored Christ Church Cathedral.

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In 2017, the rebuild cost was originally estimated to be $104 million.

This morning the church's reinstatement plan was unveiled, which includes a new visitors centre and a cathedral museum.

Our reporter, Conan Young, was at the unveiling and spoke to Māni Dunlop.