Concerned churchgoers have been flooding the Christ Church Cathedral with "upset and angry" phone calls after an April Fool’s Day joke claimed the landmark building was going to be demolished.
The article, which said bulldozers would move in this week after huge cracks in the foundations were found, was published in Sunday’s edition of the Star’s Community News.
In fact the Cathedral is undergoing a $1.2 million upgrade and its future is secure.
The Dean of the Cathedral, the Very Rev Peter Beck, said the phones had been "running hot" since the article went to print.
I can’t blame them for falling for this plank. If your an Anglican you have to have a pretty low threshold about what is not believable anymore.