OCNZ Newsletter: August 2019

2019 National Orchid Expo: September 19-22
Not long to go now! If you wish to sell plants please contact Bryan Sharpe by email. Let Bryan know how many tickets you require with your postal address and he will post them to you along with a sales sheet.

Recently a few flask lists have been circulated from overseas traders who will be attending the Expo. If you intend ordering flasks please remember to check that the names are on the MPI Plant Biosecurity Index (PBI). If they or their parent species do not appear on the PBI the flasks will be stopped at the border and you will not get them. Please do your homework to avoid disappointment.

Show Date Change
Since Orchids 2019 went to print the Taranaki Orchid Society has changed the date of its 2021 Summer Show. The dates are: Friday, January 8 to Sunday, January 10, 2021. This will be the Taranaki Orchid Society’s 50th Anniversary Show and Fred Clarke of Sunset Valley Orchids, USA will be the guest speaker. Taranaki’s 2020 Summer Show is still scheduled for January 17-19.

Happy Anniversary Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society
The Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society will celebrate its 35th anniversary on August 11. You are invited to celebrate with them on August 11 from 1.30-3.30pm at the Community Hall, Orewa Square on the Hibiscus Coast Highway, Orewa. RSVP to 0274 757 708 or by email

The OCNZ executive congratulates the Hibiscus Coast Orchid Society on reaching this milestone and wishes the members a successful celebration.

Spring Show Season
Now that we are in August we are approaching Spring Show season with shows starting around the country from mid to late August right through to October. The OCNZ executive committee wishes all Clubs and Societies successful and enjoyable shows.

Glenys MacRae