Christchurch update ; Cathedral rebuild decision made

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#1
Orewa , Auckland , N.Z.
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Its taken several years , but the decision to rebuild the Cathedral in the centre of Christchurch has been made . The crumbling cathedral can now be symbol of Christchurch's rebirth.
Now on with the port so cruise ships can return.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/965...hurchs-rebirth

https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/bu...to-be-restored
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thanks for the update.
glad to read that the cathedral will be restored.
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Thanks David

A reminder for just how long it will take the City to fully recover.
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Originally posted by MMDown Under
Thanks David

A reminder for just how long it will take the City to fully recover.
There's not much demand for Stone Masons these days and a quick check of training courses offered revealed the following..

STONEMASONRY
JOB PROSPECTS
-Very good
TOTAL FEES
-$3000-4000
TIME TO QUALIFY
-2-3 years

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Originally posted by Kiwi Kruzer
There's not much demand for Stone Masons these days and a quick check of training courses offered revealed the following..
STONEMASONRY
JOB PROSPECTS
-Very good
TOTAL FEES
-$3000-4000
TIME TO QUALIFY
-2-3 years
I was surprised to learn that my neighbours young son is a stone mason, as it is such an "old" profession.
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Wonderful news.

There is actually a fair bit of work for stone masons around.
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