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Dr Ron Newton

Organa Cantuariensia



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Oamaru's Historic Quarter



As Carlo Curley had to abandon his planned recital tour of New Zealand due to health reasons, Ron gave a recital and illustrated talk to sponsors of the restoration work at Thames.  Despite a stormy night there was a good attendance.  We were also able to replace the aging power supply at St. John's church in Whangarei, and attend to insulation problems in the electrical system.  Another stage of work was completed at Zealandia sculpture garden with the specification being recast to achieve a more musical result.


At St. Paul's church in Symonds Street, Auckland, we were able to undertake some cleaning and tonal revision.  The console at Hawera Presbyterian was moved, with a new cable added, and a new cable was laid in the floor of the Wanganui Catholic church, in preparation for the console being moved downstairs.  The church complex has been rebuilt and enlarged, and we were able to install a new blower for the pipe organ as part of this project.