Restoration begins on Sign of the Kiwi

03 Mar 2016

The repair and restoration of the Port Hills' historic Sign of the Kiwi is due to begin the week commencing Monday 14 March.

The repair and restoration of the Port Hills' historic Sign of the Kiwi is due to begin the week commencing Monday 14 March.

The contract for the repair has been awarded to Cook Brothers Construction, who will repair, strengthen and restore the Christchurch City Council-owned heritage building. A popular shop and café before it was closed due to earthquake damage in February 2011, the Sign of the Kiwi is due to be handed over to the tenant for reinstatement as a café before Christmas 2016.

"As a piece of old-world heritage, the Sign of the Kiwi is a treasure of national significance," says Richie Moyle, Programme Manager Heritage Rebuild.

"The building and its setting are listed as a Category One with Heritage New Zealand, which means it's going to be restored with tender loving care, and will be a prime spot for a visit once it's back up and running," he says.

For more information on the Council's Facilities Rebuild programme, please visit Future Christchurch (external link) .

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