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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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  • 6 March 2014

    2014 International Award of Honour

    Congratulations Prof. Robbertse! Prof. Hannes Robbertse from the Southern Africa Region is the proud recipient of the 2014 International Award of Honour.This prestigious award is presented by the International Board with gratitude to acknowledge exceptional and distinguished service to the Soci...

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  • 1 March 2014

    IPPS Japan Scholarship 2013

    Alice Buschl in JapanI haven't been overseas before so to find out that I had been chosen to visit Japan on an exchange trip was an exciting chance of a life time. I left Nelson on Sunday October 5th flying to Auckland then to Hong Kong before arriving in Narita, Japan. I was met by Mr Ishii, a memb...

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  • 1 September 2009

    Experiencing the IPPS Propagator's Scholarship

    Liza Whalley was awarded an IPPS Propagator's Scholarship ... she reports on her experience.As a young person in the horticulture industry, it's common to hear that horticultural groups are not much more than 'old men talking about plants'.. and to some extent this is true!Having been involved in ho...

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