Sad News – Our mighty Totara has fallen

It is my sad duty to inform all those interested in Hutton’s Shearwaters that Geoff Harrow (Trust Founder and Patron) passed last night (17 Jan 2023) at age 96.

Knowing Geoff has meant a lot to most of us who knew him.

Geoff & Lindsey

Geoff holding a hutton’s chick in the new colony he was foundational in building.

KAIKOURA, NEW ZEALAND – November 23: Prince of Wales at the Hutton’s Shearwater November 23, 2019 Kaikoura, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Tantrum/

Geoff found the birds for science (some locals knew where they were, but did not share that information).

Geoff’s passion for the birds has been legend.   He will be sorely missed by many, and he leaves a legacy matched by few.