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Is one of NZ’s finest buildings about to be demolished?

Is one of NZ's finest buildings about to be demolished? As part of a series about life in the South Island called Changing South, this video looks at the fate of Christchurch's Catholic cathedral

It was widely assumed that Christchurch’s magnificent Catholic cathedral would be restored after the earthquakes, but now a new Bishop will decide its fate. Word is he will opt for a new cathedral in a prime, central city location

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This summer, Newsroom is featuring the work of renowned Christchurch documentary-maker Gerard Smyth.

In this series, called ‘Changing South’, Smyth looks at life in the South Island – the people, the places and how events like the Christchurch earthquake have had a lasting impact.

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