Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Free Entry to Popular Orchid Show

Free Entry to Popular Orchid Show

A grant from the Henderson-Massey Local Board has once again allowed the Waitakere Orchid Club to provide free entry to its popular spring show.

Auckland, 20 August 2014.

This year, there will be free entry again to the Waitakere Orchid Club Spring Show, thanks to the generous support from the Henderson-Massey Local Board.

Last year saw the popular show offering free entry to the public for the first time. The organising committee felt that it was time to open the show, and the appreciation of orchids, to the wider community. Families could visit without having to worry about how much to spend. It was an ideal way for children to learn about a new hobby.

It was a financially risky move because in previous years, the cost of venue hire was just covered by door takings. Being a not for profit organisation, the club could only afford this with help from the local board.

The experiment worked. More than twice the usual number attended. The show marshal, Ms. Glenys MacRae said, “It was wonderful to see people from all walks of life enjoyed themselves at the show. There was a real buzz.”

This year the club hopes that with free entry, the buzz will once again return to the Kelston Community Centre.

Waitakere Orchid Club Spring Show 29th to 30th of August, 10am - 4pm Kelston Community Centre, cnr. Awaroa and Gt. North Road Entry is free.

The Waitakere Orchid Club is a charitable organisation that supports the growing, education and appreciation of orchids.

http://aoc.inetgardens.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WaitakereOrchidClub

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Gordon Campbell: On The America’s Cup

The fact New Zealand now reigns supreme once again in the most sophisticated contest in the world’s most elite sport – yacht racing – can’t help but reflect the trajectory the country has been on since the 1980s... More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis: Christopher Marlowe & 'The Tragedy Of Dr. Faustus'

Previous versions of 'The Devil's Pact' can be traced back to the fourth century, Marlowe deviated significantly by depicting his protagonist as unable to burn his books or repent to a merciful God in order to have his contract annulled... More>>

ALSO:

Gold For RNZ: Muslim Post-9/11 Series, Kim Hill Win In New York

The Radio New Zealand podcast series Public Enemy has won a gold award for excellence for its presenter, Mohamed Hassan, at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in Manhattan today. RNZ National’s Saturday Morning host, Kim Hill, also received a gold award for Best Radio Personality. More>>

Human Rights Commission: Give Nothing To Racism

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More>>

Louis Vuitton Series Win: Emirates Team NZ Will Challenge For The America’s Cup

By beating Artemis 5-2 they now take on Oracle Team USA in the America’s Cup match starting next weekend. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland