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  1. Chris Calvi-Freeman, 6. June 2020, 12:50

    Strengthening was done a few years ago! They must have known the weight of the bells. I know it’s not a WgtnCC asset or problem, but some questions need to be asked about the engineering industry’s competence in earthquake strengthening matters. [via twitter]

  2. Pseudopanax, 6. June 2020, 16:58

    Oh no! Trouble in Gotham City! The Joker (The Earthquake Industry) strikes again! Help! PLEASE can we retrain these engineers to do something useful … like going after Wilding Pines or Wallabies?

  3. John M, 7. June 2020, 0:03

    Please don’t tell the Council about this – streets and footpaths will be cordoned off for years, in fact the whole area will be deemed too dangerous. Anzac services will be cancelled indefinitely. Plans will be drawn up for a new far safer, one storey carillon with virtual bells and no doubt there will be prolonged debate as to where to put it. Many will want to retain the existing carillon but an expert flown in from Pisa will warn of an inevitable lean on the building if left on its current site. Sea level rise will need to be considered also so waterfront sites will be ruled out. The town belt has some attraction although the “friends of the town belt” will fight this, to save the last known breeding hole of a rare, very unique lizard which according to experts reacts very badly to the ringing of bells. So hold all tickets folks, this could be another cracker!

  4. James, 7. June 2020, 0:12

    Is the Ministry going to consult on providing ‘a’ carillon in the city?

  5. Robbie Dawson, 7. June 2020, 2:13

    Forget all the smart comments, it Is our National War Memorial. It honours the thousands of New Zealanders who lost their lives so that we could live/ speak freely. Get it done! No matter the cost!

  6. George Lazaridis, 7. June 2020, 9:29

    It’s a Grand Monument and it needs to be fixed soon. Don’t just ponder for ages, fix it whoever is in control. Like Robbie mentioned, it’s our National War Memorial and we need to keep it in perfect condition for ever.

  7. Kara, 7. June 2020, 15:17

    Interesting that the bells survived a 7.1, 6.5 and a 7.8 during the last 80 years.

  8. Rata, 7. June 2020, 19:56

    Go the way of the library – a series of small buildings across the city with one bell in each.