Christchurch Cathedral is to open again to the public from Wednesday as its earthquake damage has been found to be superficial.
The church has been closed as a precaution over the past fortnight, as has its tower which is a popular tourist attraction.
Scaffolding will remain in place around the cathedral as some stonework is repaired, but the doors will open on Wednesday at 9am.
Dean Peter Beck says he is grateful there is no serious damage.
Anglican church services will resume on Sunday.