Orchid Expo 2019 website

Welcome to the website of the Orchid Council of New Zealand Incorporated.

Special thanks to Pub Charity Limited for their grant to OCNZ to assist with the printing of the yearbook Orchids 2019.

  • About OCNZ
  • Executive
  • Postal address
  • Contact us

About OCNZ

The Orchid Council of New Zealand is a federation of independent, autonomous, orchid societies throughout New Zealand.  It is a registered incorporated society, and it is also a registered charity.

The principal objects of OCNZ include:

  • promoting and encouraging the study, cultivation and conservation of orchids,
  • giving information and education about orchid culture;
  • advancing the development of orchid growing as a recreational activity for young and old alike;
  • maintaining procedures and standards for judging and awarding superior forms of orchid species and hybrids and superior culture of orchid plants;
  • promoting national and international orchid conferences and exhibitions;
  • promoting the conservation of New Zealand native orchids;
  • acting as a Heritage Protection Authority in respect of the Iwitahi native orchid reserve.
Patron: Wes Ross-Taylor
Executive (from 03/06/2018):
President: Margaret Lomas (Whangarei)
Immediate Past President: Ruth Coles (Taranaki)
Vice-President: Glenys MacRae (Waitakere)
Secretary: Jeanette Hewer (Waikato)
Treasurer: Chris Hubbert (North Shore)
Committee: Joy Hopson (Taranaki)
Bill Liddy (Hawkes Bay)
Gillian Lyster (Nelson)
Allan Rae (Manawatu)
Keith Smart (Waikato)
Postal Address: 3338 Ohaupo Road
R D 2 Hamilton 3282
[E: secretary@orchidcouncil.org.nz]
Webmaster: webmaster@orchidcouncil.org.nz
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