Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

A rose to celebrate a Royal birth

ROSE FOR A ROYAL BIRTH

A rose to celebrate a Royal birth.

A prominent Manawatu and New Zealander rose breeder and enthusiast, John Ford, has announced a new rose to mark the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first born baby.

The rose will be called Markle Sparkle and will receive PVR (plant variety rights) which trademark the plant. It is undergoing final trials in John Ford’s Palmerston North garden.

Details about the colour, habit, fragrance and type of rose will be released shortly and the rose will be available in 2021. John intends it to be sold commercially in New Zealand, England and potentially California, the former home of the Duchess, Meghan Markle.

Contact has been made with Kensington Palace to inform the Royal family and John is hopeful his connections in England will be able to present a rose bush to the Duke and Duchess and baby Archie. They now live in Frogmore House which is surrounded by gardens.

President Emeritus of the New Zealand Rose Society, Peter Elliott, is excited about the new release. Peter, who’s also a Life Member of the Manawatu Rose Society and a former Council member of the World Federation of Rose Societies, predicts the rose “will have wide appeal following on from the great success of the Royal Tour last year.”

The idea to propagate the rose followed a discussion between John, Peter and publicist, Malcolm Hopwood, who believed the rose would be an appropriate and original gesture alongside the thousands of gifts bestowed on the Royal family and their baby.



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Fair Pay Agreements Good: CTU Releases Report On Sector Bargaining

The Council of Trade Unions has today released an independent report conducted by economic research company BERL into the validity of sector bargaining.

And the findings are clear - there is no economic reason not to implement sector bargaining but many social and individual wellbeing reasons to do so. More>>

 

Goldsmith New National Finance Spokesperson: Amy Adams To Leave Politics In 2020

Amy Adams has announced she will retire from politics at the 2020 election and as a consequence of that decision she has chosen to stand down from the spokesperson roles she holds in the Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Government's Cosmetic Banking Reforms

The elephant in the room as the government carries out its latest bout of tinkerings with our banking practice is the extraordinary level of profit-taking still being extracted by the Australian Banking Gang from ordinary New Zealanders. Yes indeed, ... More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Offensive Language, Misuse Of Pepper Spray

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that, following a pursuit in Auckland, a man was dealt with inappropriately and unprofessionally by a Police officer during his arrest. More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Gender Inclusive Questions Introduced

More than 28,000 New Zealand households will be asked to take part in the upcoming Household Economic Survey. Starting this year, the survey will ask people to describe their gender – whether that is male, female, or if they see themselves another way, such as one of many non-binary genders. More>>

New Report: Are We Listening To Children?

A report released today is a sharp reminder that what children and young people say makes a difference, and that it’s time we paid more attention to their views, says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. More>>

ALSO:

The Nation: Canadian Euthanasia Practitioner Stefanie Green

The euthanasia debate is progressing, with the End of Life Choice Bill expected to have its second reading in Parliament on Wednesday. A similar bill was passed in Canada in 2016 ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Gun Buy-Back Scheme

Do gun amnesties and buy-backs save lives? Since it’s always difficult to exclude all of the socio-economic factors that may be operating in parallel, the die-hard denialists in the gun lobby will always be able to find a bit of wiggle room. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels