Oliver Lewis

Oliver Lewis is a freelance journalist with a background in health and employment issues reporting.

Society
Apr 26, 2021

Saints in coffee jars: The relics recovered from a Christchurch icon

'He said something that stopped me in my tracks: there were bones somewhere in the building, and they were hundreds of years old.'

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Society
Mar 22, 2021

Changing the future 'before it's too late': the case for rail in Christchurch

The city could wait until the streets are clogged with cars before staging some kind of public transport intervention – or it could act now.

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Society
Feb 11, 2021

The dramatically modern church building that's dividing historic Arrowtown

Its name and design are meant to evoke peace and reconciliation, but the proposed Olive Leaf building in historic Arrowtown has instead stoked division, backlash and now court action.

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Society
Jan 24, 2021

The mystery of the holy relics buried in a steel box beneath a Christchurch basilica

Buried beneath Christchurch Cathedral is a metal box likely containing a historical treasure trove set to be uncovered after years of obscurity.

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