By Lois Cairns [The Press] Plans to build a cardboard cathedral in Christchurch have been dealt a financial blow.
A key Christchurch City Council committee today voted not to give the Christ Church Cathedral chapter of the Anglican Church a $240,000 grant towards the project.
Cr Jamie Gough said the decision was a tough one to make, but he believed better uses could be made of ratepayers' money.
He said that although he would personally like to see the cathedral saved, the decision not to approve the grant was not a dig at the Anglican Church.
"I just believe the energy needs to be going into a permanent cathedral in the heart of Christchurch,'' he said.
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