The IPPS New Zealand Region is one of eight regional organisations which make up IPPS International with 2200 members worldwide in North America, Europe, South Africa, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
The IPPS New Zealand Region held its first meeting at Waikato University, Hamilton in 1971 and became a region in its own right in 1982.
Now with over 200 members across New Zealand, the IPPS New Zealand Region has members covering a wide variety of interests in plant production and propagation including growers, propagators, academics, researchers and students. Members are encouraged to share their knowledge with other members and it is this aspect that makes IPPS a great organisation to be a member of.
The IPPS New Zealand Region is run by an executive committee which oversees the day to day running of the organisation. An International Director represents the region on the International Board.
Benefits of joining IPPS New Zealand:
- Free, unlimited access to professionally edited papers presented at IPPS conferences around the world.
- A newsletter 3 times a year newsletter with news and information about what is happening in IPPS New Zealand and overseas.
- An annual conference, held in April or May each year in various locations around New Zealand. There are speakers and practical demonstrations, visits to nurseries, gardens and other points of interest plus plenty of time for networking and socialising.
- Field trips to nurseries, gardens, parks and horticultural attractions around New Zealand and sometimes overseas.
- Scholarships and exchanges.
- Participate in International tours which are rotated annually around each of the regions.
- Networking with other members, both in New Zealand and overseas, which leads to lifelong friendships and career opportunities.