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Dig reveals secrets of castle’s fernery, Larnach Castle

Dig reveals secrets of castle’s fernery

30/04/2018
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

19/04/2018
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

20/03/2018
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.
Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Landmark Property

18/12/2017
“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.
Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Plants from the ancient continent of Zealandia

06/12/2017
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

11/09/2017
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

01/09/2017
Listen to Margaret Barker on the history of Larnach Castle, RNZ Sundays with Wallace Chapman.
Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Larnach's ghost laid to rest for another year at winter ball

25/07/2017
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

20/06/2017
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

25/05/2017
Tripadvisor has named New Zealand's top 10 landmarks for 2017, with Larnach Castle coming in at 5th place.
Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Otago Peninsula: high teas, wild seas and Larnach Castle's tragic history

29/03/2017
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

16/03/2017
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

10/03/2017
The Barker Family celebrate 50 years at Larnach Castle
50 years at Larnach Castle, Larnach Castle

50 years at Larnach Castle

03/03/2017
Stuff.co.nz: 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

04/02/2017
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

19/01/2017
Passengers and crew of mega cruise ship Ovation of the Seas enjoyed an unplanned night in Dunedin last night.
Larnach Castle in Dunedin

Larnach Castle on Kiwi Living

09/11/2016
Kiwi Living's Tony Murrell visits the gardens at Larnach Castle.
Dunedin: Pokemon-Go Capital, Larnach Castle

Dunedin: Pokemon-Go Capital

18/08/2016
“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

22/07/2016
Teddies were joined by kangaroos, elephants and all manner of soft toys, turned out in their finest foil glamour-wear.
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NY Times: A Fairy-Tale Wedding, Castle Included

01/07/2016
At the center of the romance: the lovers. Vying for equal attention these days: the castle. Castles in the United States and abroad have become popular wedding sites, in part because they show up in living rooms and movie theaters on a regular basis.
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