Cathedral decision on hold
The Anglican Church's property trustees have decided to delay any further decision on the future of the Christ Church Cathedral.
After a meeting last night, the trustees resolved to wait until after the outcome of a court tussle with Jim Anderton's group, the Great Christchurch Buildings Trust.
The Anglican Church has recently released three options on the iconic building's future. They include restoration, a
reinterpretation of the old building and a contemporary design.
Anglican spokesman Jayson Rhodes said the trustees had decided they "will not" make a decision until the Appeal Court releases its decision.
"The trustees felt this was a crucial piece of information they needed to have. They will not [make a decision now], quite distinctive from cannot."
It was not known when the decision would be released, but the Appeal Court hearing was held in April and it normally took about six weeks for a case to be resolved.
"It could be any day," Rhodes said.