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  • 17 March 2017

    IPPS New Zealand offering exchange to North America

    The IPPS New Zealand region is seeking applications for its exchange to the IPPS Western region which covers the West Coast of the United States and Canada.“Last year, Patrick Watt travelled to California as the recipient of the exchange and had a great time” says Lindsey Hatch, the exchange co-...

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  • 17 March 2017

    IPPS Scholarship and University of Florida Opportunity.

    Courtney Rudman of Starter Plants, Palmerston North was awarded the IPPS Plant Production Scholarship to complete some of the short courses available via the Internet from the University of Florida. Courtney recounts her experiences of taking the scholarship.My decision to enrol in the University of...

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  • 17 March 2017

    Registrations now open - IPPS Conference Pukekohe 2017

    Register now for an exciting, action packed tour through the heart of the Potato/Onion country.We have a great line up of guest speakers and nursery visits to Zealandia, Ardmore Nurseries, Icon Trees, Beaumont’s Nurseries, Rainbow Park Nurseries, Twining Valley Nurseries, Joy Plants and more!For t...

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  • 9 October 2016

    Presidents Choice award - Gus Evans

    This new award was presented for the first time at Christchurch and is presented at the conference of the outgoing President's term.My choice was not the easiest as I have come to know many members over my many years being associated with IPPS and also knowing what many have done for the society.The...

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  • 9 October 2016

    IPPS New Zealand seeking Four Pack members

    The IPPS New Zealand region is on the lookout for four pack members to assist with the running of next year’s IPPS conference ‘Need for Speed’ being held at the Racecourse in Pukekohe May 18th – 21st 2017.“We’re after three enthusiastic, passionate and motivated people to apply for this ...

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  • 30 August 2015

    'New Life' IPPS Conference - Christchurch 2016

    The 2016 New Zealand region conference is being held in Christchurch from April 21st - 24th 2016. There has been a change of venue - it will now be held at the Rydges Latimer. It is also New Zealand's turn to host the International Board meeting and tour so there will be a number of International d...

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  • 29 August 2015

    IPPS New Zealand Awards for 2015

    At the 2015 IPPS New Zealand Region conference in Nelson, two members were recognised for their outstanding service to New Zealand horticulture and the IPPS New Zealand region.Eric Appleton, from Appleton’s Nursery near Nelson, received the Award of Merit which is the IPPS New Zealand regions high...

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  • 19 August 2015

    'Horticultural Hotspot' conference a great success

    The 44th IPPS New Zealand IPPS region conference was a great success for the 140 attendees who gathered at the Rutherford Hotel in Nelson in early March. A special welcome was made to visitors from Australia, Singapore and Japan.The Hortfert Four Pack comprising Katie Vanassen, Michelle Turner, Jacq...

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  • 15 April 2015

    IPPS International Tour 2015

    The Southern Region of North America will be hosting the 2015 International tour. The tour will begin on October 4, 2015, from New Orleans, LA and conclude October 10, 2015, in Tampa, FL. There will be a full day board meeting for all International board members and an open day for non board member...

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  • 20 December 2014

    China Initiative - November 2014

    International Directors of the IPPS visited China during November 2014 to investigate the possibility of establishing an IPPS China Region and learn more about the pace of change within horticulture in China. The group visited various nurseries and garden centers in the Shanghai and Hangzhou area as...

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