17 May 2016

PM hopeful of Chch Cathedral resolution

5:46 pm on 17 May 2016

The Prime Minister is keen to see a resolution to the impasse over Christchurch's cathedral.

Christchurch cathedral.

Christchurch cathedral. Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

An announcement is due this week on the fate of the city's most recognisable building, which has remained a sad ruin since being badly damaged in the February 2011 earthquake.

Legal wrangling between its owner, the Anglican Church - which wants to demolish it - and heritage advocates - who want to restore it - has led to a stalemate.

Today John Key said he couldn't comment on the upcoming announcement, but something needed to happen soon - as tourists were starting to come back into the city.

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