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Guthrie-Smith supports Orienteering Club AGM

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The Hawke’s Bay Orienteering Club found just the way to get everyone involved in its annual meeting yesterday, combining the formals with a relay, annual prizegiving and Christmas party at the Guthrie Smith Arboretum at Tutira, north of Napier. Read more here

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Welcome to new Trust member, Bruce Wills

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Guthrie-Smith welcomes Bruce Wills to our Trust Board. Bruce brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Read more here.

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Education Centre spruced up for spring

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Guthrie-Smith’s Kirsty Christison has been busy sprucing up the bunkrooms in the Education Centre over winter, staying out of the weather to brighten up the visitor experience by repainting all rooms, adding a feature wall in each with different colours. New furniture for the dining area has been ordered along with an upgrade of the […]

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A trip to the Eden project

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By Mike Halliday, Guthrie-Smith trustee On a recent trip to the U.K. we took the opportunity to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall. This millennium project was the brainchild of Sir Tim Smit, who had earlier helped restore the nearby Lost Gardens of Heligan. Having heard a bit about it, we thought that while we […]

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Spring happenings at Guthrie-Smith

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There has been a lot happening at Guthrie-Smith over the winter months in preparation for Spring, school visits, and open days. We’ve got new furniture for the dining area coming, along with an upgrade of the curtains in the bunkrooms. The Centre becomes busy again around the end of September with an influx of school camps to […]

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Plantings in Japanese section

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We have started planting in the new extended Japanese section, with a month to go before planting comes to a halt, there are many more trees to go in.

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Schools keen to try Guthrie-Smith

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A number of schools around the region attended our Open Day recently. Teachers got to learn what Guthrie-Smith offers children and to see for themselves the fun to be had with Taradale school children ‘on camp’. High ropes and other outdoor adventure pursuits, environmental education, and team building exercises were enthusiastically received.

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Queen Elizabeth II covenant on Hangar

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Fencing is now almost complete around the historic ‘Hanger’ block of regenerating native bush. Guthrie Smith shut the gate on this area in the late 1890s and then recorded the process of regeneration for over 40 years up until his death. The “Hanger” is now well over 100 years into this process and is a […]

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Essential info for visiting

Guthrie-Smith Arboretum is open Sundays from 9am to 5pm from October to May each year. Entry is $10 per person, with school children free. (Cash only as no EFTPos available).  Alternatively, become a Friend of Guthrie-Smith for $25 a year and get free entry all season, plus other benefits. Visitors are urged to bring their […]

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School holiday fun

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Kids Unplugged – Earth Guardians Book in for Monday 20 Jan to Friday 24 Jan and spend a day at the Guthrie-Smith Arboretum.  Lynn Arnold will be sharing her knowledge with the kids on this day trip, fun and learning to be had by all. For more info visit: www.primarycolours.co.nz, and you can even apply for […]

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