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Winter is here

The leaves are down, trees are bare. Lots of events booked over Winter. A few bookings have moved around, and gaps have been filled, so check our calendar for availability. Plan ahead for 2018, the start of the year is booking fast.


Date availability update

The end of July and October weekends now available, due to our food workshop cancellation – please see our calendar for date details. Our August gaps are now pencil booked.

Please look ahead to 2018 for booking availability – the first 5 months are pretty busy already.


Autumn colour

We are in the full swing of autumn, leaves everywhere, drains running full of crystal clear water. Nice being toasty and warm inside.

Currently designing and pricing new paths around the main hall and the new entry to the chapel. Hopefully work will start in July with some new garden planting as well.


Thank you to a lovely website visitor to has advised me of some spelling and grammar errors on the site. Well spotted and now corrected.

Spring is also showing its early arrival, our cherry tree is in full bloom and our resident Tui is back and forth between this and the Puriri tree beside the kitchen, captivating those lucky enough to encounter him.


Heavy Rain brings flood

The big down pour Wednesday 15th July flooded Oratia stream and our lower fields. Big logs, trunks and debri are scattered across the large field and more of our sandy banks have eroded and been lost to mother nature. Simon’s lovely willow seat cut from a dead tree also was a casualty – it was big and heavy and about 2m above the bank, and it is now nowhere to be seen. The last time we had such a big flood was August 2008 the first year we were here.