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George Christison, Curator


George became involved with Guthrie-Smith, Tutira in 2002 as Curator.

Having previously been with the New Zealand Police for eight years, four years as a training instructor and enjoyed a stint on a dairy farm, George is truly at home now on the land.  Living in the original homestead with wife Kirsty and their children, George is in the perfect place to indulge his passion of conservation and watching plants grow.

A keen sportsman, George won the 2004 World Multisports Championship competition, and raced internationally with American team Nike and New Zealand team Balance Vector in adventure racing.

“I am passionate about Guthrie-Smith, Tutira and what untapped educational opportunities it offers.  I am excited about the opportunity to be involved in helping bring this to the people of Hawke’s Bay and beyond.”


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Photograph courtesy of Dave Evans.