Information and updates about the Waiapu Cathedral earthquake strengthening programme
Seismic Strengthening updates
Waiapu Cathedral has been assessed as a strong building (reinforced concrete) in the Kestrel report but a severe, locally-generated earthquake would cause significant damage. If there’s an earthquake while you are in the cathedral, please take shelter and move to a side aisle.
We have updated the Q&A information so that parishioners and the public can stay informed on the issues facing the Cathedral. Q&A Dec 23 PDF – can be downloaded and printed.
Q & A – following the parish meetings, the attached Q&As have been prepared so that parishioners and the public can understand the issues facing the Cathedral. Q&A PDF – can be downloaded and printed.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Waiapu Cathedral has been assessed as a strong building (reinforced concrete) in the Kestrel report but a severe, locally-generated earthquake would cause significant damage.
31 OCTOBER 2023
Interview with Dean Di Woods in NZME Hawke’s Bay Today 31 October 2023 – Cathedral demolition fears aired
Dean says people of Napier need to know about church building’s earthquake strengthening challenges.
Parishioners have the opportunity to provide feedback on the seismic report of the cathedral building at a discussion meeting on Saturday 28 October at 3.00pm.
Parishioners were given a presentation on the latest seismic risk assessment information for the Cathedral on Sunday 17 September by the Seismic Committee.
You can read information on these links –
- our latest news item
- the summary update information provided to the parish meeting
- the full Kestrel seismic risk report.
A follow up meeting will be held on Saturday 28 October at 10am in the Cathedral so parishioners can bring any questions or provide feedback, and have a further discussion.