Daily Archives: September 17, 2011

Paul Orders starts Monday

### ODT Online Sat, 17 Sep 2011
New chief executive aims high
By Chris Morris
The Dunedin City Council’s new chief executive is yet to get his feet under the desk, but is already aiming high. Welshman Paul Orders and his family flew into Dunedin – via Auckland – last Saturday, and have spent the last week on a rapid-fire familiarisation tour of the city before his first day in the role on Monday. Speaking to the Otago Daily Times yesterday, he said there was a lot to be done over the next few weeks as he embarked on a “steep learning curve”.

“Dunedin has great potential. It could be one of the great small cities. What it also needs to have is a very high-performing city council.”

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Larnach Tomb restoration

Updated post Sun, 8 Feb 2015 at 6:48 p.m.

Larnach's Tomb, Northern Cemetery 3

The Northern Cemetery at Dunedin is registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category I historic place.

### ODT Online Sat, 17 Sep 2011
An inspired restoration
By Charmian Smith
The most striking memorial in Dunedin’s Northern Cemetery once again soars proudly heavenwards after years of neglect, vandalism and desecration. After seven years in the planning and 18 months’ work, Larnach’s tomb in the Northern Cemetery is looking pristine with restored finials and crosses, new window tracery and stained glass, new doors and wooden floor – all replicas of the originals.

Stewart Harvey, chairman of the Historic Cemeteries Conservation Trust of New Zealand, instigated a conservation report in 2006. By early last year he had raised $345,000, initially with a grant from the Dunedin Heritage Fund. Other sources contributed: the Lottery Grants Board, Heritage and Community Trusts, Southern Trust and Macmillan Trust, and work was able to start.
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• (via ODT) William James Mudie Larnach, banker, businessman, politician, government minister, and builder of the grandiose house, The Camp, now known as Larnach Castle, on Otago Peninsula in the early 1870s, built the mausoleum in 1881 as a memorial to his first wife Eliza Jane Guise.

• Official opening
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull will officially open the restored tomb today at 1pm.

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