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SPECIAL NOTICE IN RELATION TO COVID-19: As of midnight on February 22, 2021 all of New Zealand is at alert level 1.  Please see the News & Events page and contact societies directly for any enquiries. We will continue to note cancellations as notified to 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 objectives 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
  • 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.

Certain OCNZ annual reports are available under the NEWS tab.