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Catholic conversion: Basilica leans on containers

Containers have been installed as a temporary buttress for the earthquake damaged Catholic Basilica in Christchurch, New Zealand to stop the building collapsing.

Consultant Opus has been leading the work and is planning to use a radio controlled model aircraft to take interior pictures because it is too dangerous to enter the building.

Conditions are still difficult in the city following February’s devastating earthquake and several severe aftershocks.

New Zealand prime minister John Key has unveiled measures to focus rebuilding in Christchurch. This includes splitting the city into four zones − red, orange, green and white − based on advice from geotechnical engineers, where the red zone will effectively be abandoned until further notice.

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