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Hiring on BookaBach – Cowman’s Cottage

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After nearly 12 months of renovations Cowman’s Cottage is now ready for visitors. Feel like a relaxing weekend away and don’t want to travel far? Cowman’s Cottage at Guthrie-Smith could fit your bill. Click here to redirect and book Cowman’s Cottage on Bookabach.

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Road signs to make finding us easier

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Look out for our new road signs on SH2 both north and south of the Arboretum gateway. After much discussion and to-ing and fro-ing with roading authorities, George achieved siting them exactly where he thought they should be!

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Hastings District Council give Guthrie-Smith rave reviews

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Over the years, the Trust has developed a working relationship with the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council around pest and land management, as well as environmental education, but has never actively worked with the Hastings District Council. It was with this in mind that on 18 November 2015, the Trust hosted several councillors, senior management, and […]

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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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School plantings for Conservation Week 2015

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Hawke’s Bay’s annual ‘Conservation Week’ schools planting programme begins at Tūtira this Monday (3 August). Pan Pac Forest Products Ltd is again sponsoring this event which is in its twenty-third year and is run in conjunction with Department of Conservation and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. Each year, five schools take part and this year Greenmeadows, […]

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Hawke’s Bay’s multisport king will not retire

George Christison reckons he trains just to keep fit and stay healthy these days. But don’t discount the Tutira-based former Hawke’s Bay multisport king’s chances of tackling another Coast to Coast in the not so distant future. The 2004 Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year, who won the South Island event that year, would still […]

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Guthrie-Smith Tutira – Education Centre Awarded Outdoorsmark

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Guthrie-Smith Tutira Limited, which runs the Education Centre, is delighted to announce that it is now registered as an Adventure Activity Operator by Worksafe New Zealand (previously the Dept of Labour), and has been awarded the well-regarded OutdoorsMark by Skills Active New Zealand. This is the outcome of six months’ hard work by Education Centre […]

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