8 Apr 2024

Christ Church Cathedral needs $30 million lifeline for rebuild

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 8 April 2024

Christchurch's Cathedral Square will become a wasteland if a $30 million lifeline can't be found for the church's rebuild.

That's the view of Mark Stewart, the chair of the Christchurch Cathedral Reinstatement Ltd, which has announced costs have blown out on the project from $104 million to $248 million dollars.

Stewart says the $30 million needs to be secured by August, otherwise the cathedral will have to be mothballed.

Stewart spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.