Early benefits in repairs at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin

A new sound system and improved heating are among early features of a planned multimillion-dollar revamp of St Paul’s Cathedral, Dunedin, after last year’s damaging fire.

Cathedral dean the Very Rev Dr Tony Curtis said the improved $50,000 sound system had been largely installed and it was hoped to complete repairs of the fire-damaged roof before Christmas.

Until then the roof remained protected by structural scaffolding and a large tent covering, the latter lifted into place last November, after fire tore through the roof early on August 11.

Options for an improved heating system were being explored, and a temporary system would be used this winter, if a new system was not installed by then. Read more

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