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Herbert Guthrie-Smith and the opening of a legacy

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Associate Professor Alex Calder, Head of English, Drama and Writing Studies at the University of Auckland presented his amazing talk on Herbert Guthrie-Smith and his vision at the official opening of Guthrie-Smith on 15 November. Pictured is Susanna Christison opening the Guthrie-Smith Arboretum to the public, and David Allan Guthrie-Smith Trust Chairman.     Alex […]

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Guthrie-Smith Arboretum open on Sundays

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Guthrie-Smith Arboretum is open Sundays from 9am to 5pm from November 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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Schools making most of warm weather

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After a week of heavy rain, we welcomed the sunshine and several Hawke’s Bay schools. Pictured below we show off our High Ropes course and kayaking on Lake Tutira. We also have some great colour added to the walls of the information centre using photographs taken by David Belcher.

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Support from Bay Mazda has George moving

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In August 2013, Guthrie-Smith received a new Mazda utility. Pictured handing over the keys is Steve Ward, General Manager of Bay Mazda (left) with Curator George Christison. George is thrilled with the new wheels, which will help raise awareness of Guthrie-Smith while he’s taking care of jobs in Tutira and around Hawke’s Bay.  We’re grateful for the generous support […]

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Environmental education programme on offer

All About Trees is a new education programme that has been given the thumbs up by Hawke’s Bay children.  The specially commissioned resource gives children an opportunity to constructively explore the 90 hectares of Arboretum at Guthrie-Smith Tutira. Guthrie-Smith Tutira – education and ecology in school programme media release

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Changes afoot at Arboretum and Education Centre

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A new gateway to the Arboretum, a turning area for buses, a lick of paint in the Education Centre and an information centre in various stages of complete are just some of the projects being undertaken by the hard working team at Guthrie-Smith.       

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A year of significant change

Our Annual Report 2012 has been released. Highlights include the retirement of John Nott after 38 years as Trustee and 11 years as Chairman.  The instigation of a design project in conjunction with EIT School of Arts and Design.  Preparation of a Resource Kit and continued plantings in the Arboretum.  

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Guthrie-Smith legacy flourishing

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Herbert Guthrie-Smith would be a very, very happy man, if he could see his legacy today. If he was to travel through time, he would see how some of the land he farmed all those decades ago has been developed into a landscape of trees and a haven for native birds – now the Guthrie-Smith […]

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It doesn’t have to be Christmas to stand under mistletoe

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Mistletoes are semi-parasitic plants with green leaves or stems that photosynthesise but rely on a host tree or shrub for water and nutrients, we have seen some today at Guthrie-Smith. The Department of Conservation provides facts on mistletoes in New Zealand. Mistletoe berries Mistletoe in the Kanuka Growing out of the Five Finger Growing in Caprosma

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Winter looming and signs up

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With Winter only a few days away temperatures are dropping and growing is slowing down.  The Arboretum is looking great with the Burmese Cherry (prunus cerasoides) out in bloom, the best they have ever looked. Guthrie-Smith is excited that the long awaited educational signs are up and ready for viewing.  The signs provide another vehicle for […]

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