Great news for the Arts Centre in Christchurch

It is great to hear the news that the Great Hall in the Arts Centre in Christchurch has finally reopened.  The once-vibrant Arts Centre, made up of buildings that had been the buildings of Canterbury College and two of the city’s secondary schools, was devastated by the Christchurch Earthquakes.  

Heritage News: Risingholme Fire

Christchurch has already lost so much heritage, so the news of the fire at Risingholme is particularly sad.  The house was built in 1864 by the parents of William Pember Reeves (1857-1932), and was his family home as he was growing up.