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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Building redecorating and tenanting

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In the last few months both cottages on the property became vacant due to tenants moving on. When the first became vacant in June, Kirsty took the opportunity to move her redecorating skills from the Education Centre to the cottage and gave it a good spruce up, with painting throughout; new blinds in the kitchen […]

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Guthrie Smith involved in 2015 Conservation Week

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As part of our growing relationship with the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council, Guthrie Smith was invited to become involved in this year’s Conservation Week schools’ programme. The annual conservation week was successfully held, this year taking in the Guthrie Smith Environmental programme with a walk through the Arboretum down to Lake Tutira. Conservation week has […]

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What’s happening at Lake Orakei?

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When we originally started planting our New Zealand indigenous collection in the area known as Orakei it was done with minimal clearance of the existing cover of Kanuka. Having been grazed up until planting there was little understory apart from native stinging nettle Onga Onga. Over the last five years or so, not only has […]

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Thank you to our supporters, you are critical to Guthrie-Smith

Grants help us do our work Trustees acknowledge the following grants and donations: The Lotteries Commission – who provided a grant which substantially funded the conservation plan Gwen Malden Charitable Trust – for the purchase of Malibu Kayaks Whitehead Family – for the purchase of Kayak paddles Bernard Chambers Trust – Fire Doors and exterior […]

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