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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Minister's tough stance on heritage buildings

Minister's tough stance on heritage buildings

Newstalk ZB March 5, 2011, 12:52 pm
A hard line on Christchurch's damaged heritage buildings is being taken by the Minister of Earthquake Recovery.

The Minister, Gerry Brownlee, told a media briefing this afternoon that if he has his way, most of Christchurch's heritage buildings would be bowled tomorrow.

He says the old buildings have killed people when they toppled during the earthquake and they can not remain.

Mr Brownlee says he would like to see resources go into re-building the Christchurch Cathedral, the Catholic Basilica, the Provincial Chambers and the Arts Centre - "but that's it."

The Historic Places Trust has announced that the historic Lyttelton Timeball Station will be demolished.

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