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Norcombe Barker receives Michelle McCormack Award

The Board of Dunedin Host is pleased to announce that Norcombe Barker, Executive Director at Larnach Castle, has been awarded the recipient of this year's Michelle McCormack Award.
Dig reveals secrets of castle’s fernery, Larnach Castle

Dig reveals secrets of castle’s fernery

The outlines of a 90-year-old feature of the Larnach Castle garden emerged from the undergrowth yesterday in a dig organised as part of Archaeology Week.
Castle flying the flag again, Larnach Castle

Castle flying the flag again

After an absence of about a year, the New Zealand flag is again flying above Larnach Castle.
Larnach Memorabilia Returned, Larnach Castle

Larnach Memorabilia Returned

Larnach Castle executive director Norcombe Barker, pictured in the stables at the castle, is pleased to have William Larnach's silver-topped riding crop back.
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Landmark Property

“Landmarks Whenua Tohunga is an exciting venture telling Aotearoa New Zealand’s defining stories and bringing our country’s history alive,” said Paul James, chief executive Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage.
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Plants from the ancient continent of Zealandia

Read Margaret Barkers story on the Metrosideros - The New Zealand Christmas Tree, from the December edition of the New Zealand Gardner magazine
Having A Ball, Larnach Castle

Having A Ball

Larnach Castle has hosted a ball that was a celebration on a range of levels, writes Shane Gilchrist.
Margaret Barker and the history of Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

Margaret Barker and the history of Larnach Castle

Listen to Margaret Barker on the history of Larnach Castle, RNZ Sundays with Wallace Chapman.
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Larnach's ghost laid to rest for another year at winter ball

High spirits and hot haggis were the ticket at Larnach Castle this weekend for the annual Cadbury winter ball.
Ready for a Long, Spooky Night - the Otago Daily Times, Larnach Castle

Ready for a Long, Spooky Night - the Otago Daily Times

Sometimes the imagination is more effective than the latest special effects at furnishing ghost stories. That is why storyteller Brian McNeill says there will be no spooky artificial sights or sounds added tomorrow night, when about 70 people celebrate the longest night of 2017 by listening to Victorian ghost stories at Larnach Castle.
Larnach Castle named a Top NZ Landmark, Larnach Castle

Larnach Castle named a Top NZ Landmark

Tripadvisor has named New Zealand's top 10 landmarks for 2017, with Larnach Castle coming in at 5th place.
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Otago Peninsula: high teas, wild seas and Larnach Castle's tragic history

As I dine by candlelight in New Zealand's only castle, with a chill wind whistling and moonlit clouds scuttering across the sky outside, I learn of a tragic and scandalous history to rival any Gothic romance.
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Amazing Wildlife on Otago Peninsulia

The Amazing Wildlife of Otago Peninsula
The Barker family Celebrate 50 years at Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

The Barker family Celebrate 50 years at Larnach Castle

The Barker Family celebrate 50 years at Larnach Castle
50 years at Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

50 years at Larnach Castle

03/03/2017 The King and Queen of the castle: 50 years at Larnach Castle.
ODT: Half a century of stewardship, Larnach Castle

ODT: Half a century of stewardship

On March 3, Dunedin’s Barker family will celebrate 50 years of blood, sweat and tears restoring and commercially operating the 147-year-old castle.
Look what turned up for dinner, Larnach Castle

Look what turned up for dinner

Passengers and crew of mega cruise ship Ovation of the Seas enjoyed an unplanned night in Dunedin last night.
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Larnach Castle on Kiwi Living

Kiwi Living's Tony Murrell visits the gardens at Larnach Castle.
Dunedin: Pokemon-Go Capital, Larnach Castle

Dunedin: Pokemon-Go Capital

“Within Dunedin is Otago Harbour for Water Type Pokemon, Otago Peninsula for Rock Type Pokemon, and Larnach Castle for Ghost Type Pokemon..."
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Picnic Time for Soft Toys

Teddies were joined by kangaroos, elephants and all manner of soft toys, turned out in their finest foil glamour-wear.
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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015
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