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

 

New Roses to Shine at International Rose Trials

MEDIA RELEASE

15 November 2017

New Roses to Shine at International Rose Trials

National and international rose growers will soon learn what rose is judged the Best Grown at the New Zealand International Rose Trial Grounds in the Palmerston North Victoria Esplanade Gardens.

Over the past two years, 40 roses submitted by international growers and hybridisers have been grown and cared for by Palmerston North City Council staff at the trials.

Most of these roses are new to New Zealand and represent the latest rose industry trends.

“Rose breeders worldwide are breeding roses with more flowers and improved disease tolerance, plus many more varieties have fragrant blooms than ever before.” says John Ford, Chairman of the Trial Ground Committee.

The roses are evaluated by a panel of 20 judges over a two year period, on characteristics including colour, fragrance, health, flower form and novelty.

Certificates of Merit are given to roses which accumulate 70 points or more and are available commercially. Special awards are given for roses which have scored highly for fragrance or novelty. These special awards, the June Hocking Fragrance Award and the Nola Simpson Novelty Award are named after well-known local rosarians, who each gave over 30 years’ service to the trial grounds.

Any winning rose bred by a New Zealand amateur breeder is eligible for the Silver Star of the City of Palmerston North.

The Gold Star of the South Pacific award is presented annually to the top rose grown in the Esplanade’s International Rose Trial Grounds. Ford says the Gold Star award gives the winning rose’s breeder and agent instant recognition and helps when marketing it throughout New Zealand.

“The ongoing awards reflect the reputation of the city and the Victoria Esplanade Gardens as an internationally recognised rose growing area,” says Ford. “The Manawatu Rose Society is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with a number of activities, including its Rose and Flower Show being held at the Community Leisure Centre on 25 and 26 November.

The four categories of awards will be presented by Past Chairman of the Trials Committee Peter Elliott and Mayor Grant Smith at the gazebo in the Dugald Mackenzie Rose Gardens onSunday 26 November at 3.30pm

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>

 

Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>

ALSO:

Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>

ALSO:


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>

ALSO:

PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels