Waiau Pa held their annual Flower and Floral Art show on 11-12 November. The show was originally part of the women’s division of the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club.
The show began in the early 1940s, and when the Waiau Pa Federated Farmers Club closed down, lady members of the Women’s division carried on with the flower show.
It has continued as a single entity and is one of the main events in the area attracting people from all over the region and beyond.
The trophies and cups belonged to the women’s division and all have special significance, being donated by many local families.
In the last few years, the show has been run on both weekend days to let more people visit. Entry numbers fluctuate but the quality of entries gets better each year.
The following list of results for 2017 is for only the overall points, plus champion bloom and rose, and supreme decorative.
Overall Winner of show- most points. Glenys Laing, 82.
Runner up J. Johnston 57
Third in show J. White 47.
Rose section winner G. Laing; Champion Bloom J. Johnston.
Cut Flower section G. Laing (also champion Bloom)
Decorative Winner G. Smith, also supreme decorative.
Runner Up L. Fitsemanu
Novice N. Cooper
Vegetable Section winner J. Johnston
Runner Up G. Laing.
Caption: Glenys Laing, overall winner of show (most points)
Caption: Jeaneen White with her winning roses.Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post