Call us  Phone 06 839 7758

3561 State Highway 2, Tutira, 4181

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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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 doors
  • Hawke’s Bay Regional Council for a grant towards the establishment of the wetland area in France Flat.
  • Orion Agriscience – for their sponsorship of weed control chemicals.


The homestead at Tutira Station was the home of Herbert Guthrie-Smith, and is a significant part of the history of the Tutira area. It is currently occupied by the curator George Christison and his family.  To maintain and preserve the building, trustees commissioned a conservation report that was completed by architect Graham Linwood and provides an excellent guide to future works.

Can you help?

The trustees are currently setting up a number of interest groups around education, accommodation and maintenance. If you have experience in these areas, and can afford the time to provide some input we would love to hear from you. Contact George by email or phone 06 839 7758.

Come and visit and see the results of 2014’s hard work!

The arboretum will be open Sundays from October to May. Bring family and friends, and see what there is to offer. Visit and see what has been happening. Talk to George about the availability of the Education Centre for staff team building, family get togethers, and other possible activities.