2017 IPPS New Zealand Region Conference

18 May 2017 - 21 May 2017

‘Need for Speed’

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 the first time, RNZIH (Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture) will be joining us for our conference this year. There will be a Banks Lecture on Thursday Night -Terry Hatch on his expedition to the Sub-Antarctic Islands.

We have speakers on Kiwifruit, What’s new in the Potato World, Doug Grant on Ornamental Pumpkin Breeding, Steven Newall on Seed collection, Andrew Molloy on Rakino Island “From Drunks to Reforestation” (should be interesting!), Jack Hobbs and Paula from Auckland Regional Council Botanic Gardens on their favourite subjects and Caroline Elliott on her and Jeff’s intrepid journey last year.

Friday night will be action packed with fun and games, and Saturday night will be at the Pukekohe Racecourse with a theme of “A Night at the Races”. Dress up to a racing theme – any racing goes! The auction will also be on this night.

PRE CONFERENCE TOUR: Waiuku - Thursday 18th May - Start time 9.00 am

NOTE numbers strictly limited – 24 maximum

Pre conference tour consists of a trip to Kariotahi Beach and at least three nurseries including Kiwi Colour, Seedling Systems and The Native Plant Nursery, previously Taupo Native Plants, and also viewing Glenbrook Steel Mill. We will lunch at the historic Kentish Hotel in Waiuku, this will be at your own cost.

POST CONFERENCE TOUR: Far North to Cape Reinga – Sunday 21st May to Thursday 25th May

See programme for details. NOTE numbers strictly limited - 20 maximum

If you are intending to go on the post conference tour please book your accommodation and contact Lindsey Hatch hatch.clan@xtra.co.nz as soon as possible.