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Keep up to date with happenings at Pukeiti, Tūpare and Hollard Gardens.

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Thyme for some sage advice


Mon 13 Feb 2017

Growing and using herbs will be the focus of a free public workshop at Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (19 February).

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Busy holiday weekend at Tūpare, Pukeiti

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Mon 30 Jan 2017

Fun galore for all ages is in store this holiday weekend, with family-focused events at two of Taranaki’s premier heritage properties, Tūpare and Pukeiti.

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Tūpare fair completes the New Year


Wed 04 Jan 2017

Family fun, live music and food to tempt any tastebud will be on offer at Tūpare on Saturday as the iconic New Plymouth heritage property marks the New Year with its traditional Garden Fair.

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A rebirth in the Pukeiti rainforest

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Tue 13 Dec 2016

The outline of Pukeiti’s new Rainforest Centre has taken solid shape as its year-long construction and fitout enters a new phase.

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Christmas spirit comes alive at Tūpare

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Mon 05 Dec 2016

Two free events bring the Christmas spirit to life this week at Tūpare, one of New Plymouth's premier heritage properties:

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Bush skills pushed at Pukeiti

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Mon 28 Nov 2016

What should you do if you get lost in the bush? The whole family can pick up potentially life-saving tips at a free Explorer Day at Pukeiti on Sunday (4 December).

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Action stations for Pukeiti plant-lovers

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Wed 23 Nov 2016

Visitors to Pukeiti can easily find more information on plants of interest thanks to an online ‘plant hunter’s station’ giving access to the iconic garden’s customised plant database.

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Catch the Hollard Gardens bug

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Mon 21 Nov 2016

Keen bug-hunters can descend on Hollard Gardens, Kaponga, on Sunday (27 November) for a high-tech discovery session using a special app on their smartphones or tablets.

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