April Updates


The Bay of Plenty Orchid Society was set to celebrate its 50th Anniversary on April 3-4 with a show and dinner. A lot of us were looking forward to attending the show and celebrations but unfortunately Covid-19 had other plans for us which meant the show had to be cancelled. In lieu of a show Wilma Fitzgibbons from the Bay of Plenty Orchid Society sent OCNZ the which appeared in the KiwiGardener magazine, celebrating the club’s history. Thank you Wilma for sharing this. (Click on the link below to read it.) OCNZ congratulates the Bay of Plenty Orchid Society on reaching its 50th Anniversary.

BOP Golden Anniversary


Introducing … Orchid Supplies NZ

Hello Orchid Community,
I’d like to introduce myself, Barry Baxter, and my awesome wife Avril, owners of Orchid Supplies NZ. We have taken over Napier Orchid Supplies from Bill Liddy, however as we are based in Auckland, felt a change of name was appropriate.

All the stock held by Bill will now be sold by Orchid Supplies NZ, effective April 1, 2020. We have been in touch with the suppliers that have supported Bill over the years, and they are happy to continue supplying us. At this point we are unsure how the supply chain will be affected by the Covid-19 lockdown. Stock replacement will possibly be interrupted; however, we will make every effort to continue this service as far as possible.

We have been a part of the orchid world for about 12 years, we absolutely love it, and are both members of Waitakere Orchid Club. I sit on the committee and gain a great sense of achievement adding value to the club, not to mention the incredible friendships I’ve made.

We both work fulltime and would appreciate your understanding should any queries or orders not get immediate attention. Unfortunately, our planned presence at upcoming shows has not been possible due to the cancellation of those shows.

If you wish to receive a pricelist, please email me. Should you require an item urgently, please phone me, 021 239 1774, and we can discuss how best to proceed. At present we can take your order, price it and as soon as we are able, will courier it to you. We will also give you the opportunity to amend it, before payment, should you wish. As this is a new business, we hope you understand that payment will be cleared before shipping your goods. With regards to courier costs we will endeavour to find the most cost effective prices, while still offering the best service available. We hope to establish a website soon to make ordering easier and also increase the range. 

Both Avril and I look forward to meeting and working with everyone. We’d also like to thank you in advance for your support. Our wish is that we can all mutually benefit, while sharing our passion for orchids.
Be safe and happy growing.