Central venues set to stay shut until late 2012

10:33 pm on 17 May 2011

Christchurch's Town Hall and Convention Centre will remain closed until at least the end of next year as a result of damage from February's earthquake.

Vbase chief executive Bryan Pearson says the full extent of damage will not be known until the end of August as parts of the buildings are still unsafe to enter.

Mr Pearson says some events that were to be held at the venues will be moved to the CBS Arena, but most have had to be cancelled.

AMI Stadium, another of Vbase's venues, is undergoing earthquake repairs and should be open by February next year.