HRNZI Life Members & Awards

Life Members

  • Toni Sylvester
  • Ken Nobbs
  • Nancy Steen
  • Ann Endt
  • Edna Risbridge
  • David Adams
  • Sally Allison
  • Elaine Petrie
  • Barbara Lea Taylor
  • Betty Maddock
  • Janice Wallis
  • Fran Rawling
  • Inger Gledhill
  • Murray Radka
  • Olga Yuretich

Criteria

A member who had given outstanding service to Heritage Roses NZ Inc may be recommended by the National Executive Committee for Life Membership of the Society.

All such recommendations shall be confirmed by the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

All nominations to the National Executive Committee shall be supported by three branches.

The decision of the National Executive Committee shall be by a three quarters majority vote and the confirmation at the Annual General Meeting shall be by a two thirds majority.

Life Members shall have all the rights and privileges of an Individual Member.

Nancy Steen Award

Criteria

The Award shall be made to a person, persons or organisation making an outstanding contribution to the promotion of old roses over a period of years as assessed by the National Executive.

Nominations for the award shall be invited by publication of notice in the HRNZI Journal.

Nominations for the award shall be forwarded to the National Executive in writing; nominations may only be made by financial members of HRNZI.

The National executive of HRNZI shall assess all such nominations and may, during their three year term in office, make one award to a recipient who fulfils the above criteria.

The Executive decision shall be binding, and no correspondence shall be entered into regarding decisions made.

The award shall take the form of a plaque, and shall be funded by the “Nancy Steen Fund” as held by the National Executive.

The award shall be presented at a National or International event held by HRNZI, and the recipient’s name(s) published in the HRNZI Journal and website.

These criteria may be varied from time to time, but the title and purpose of the award shall remain unchanged.

Recipients

  • Sally Allison – Christchurch 2005
  • Trevor Griffiths – South Canterbury 2005
  • Toni Sylvester – Auckland/Northland 2005
  • Fran Rawling – Otago 2012
  • Nancy Jordan – Auckland 2014
  • Olga Yuretich – Northland 2018

HRNZI Service Award

Criteria

The award shall be made to member (s) or past member (s) of HRNZI making a distinguished contribution towards fostering the spirit of HRNZI at National or Regional level.

Nominations for the award shall be invited on a 3-yearly basis, by publication of notice in the HRNZI Journal.

Nominations for the award shall be forwarded to the National Executive in writing; nominations may only be made by financial members of HRNZI.

The National Executive of HRNZI shall assess all such nominations, and may make the award to any who fulfil the above criteria.

The Executive decision shall be binding, and no correspondence shall be entered into regarding decisions made.

The award shall take the form of a framed certificate, and be funded by HRNZI.

The award shall be presented at a National or International event held by HRNZI, or at the discretion of the Executive, and the recipient’s name published in the HRNZI Journal and website.

Recipients

  • Joy Chapman – Central Otago 2005
  • Ron and Lorraine Clare Wellington 2005
  • Betty Maddock – Auckland 2005
  • Barbara Lea Taylor – Christchurch 2005
  • Pratt Family – Nelson 2005
  • Angela Whitehead – Otago 2005
  • Joanne Knight – Bay of Plenty 2012
  • Fiona Hyland – Otago 2012
  • Rosemary Patterson – Wellington 2012
  • Daphne Whitfort-Smith – South Canterbury 2012
  • Ann Williams – Otago 2012
  • Robyn Carr-Smith – Northland 2018
  • Jennifer Crawford – Northland 2020
  • Judy Webster – Northland 2020
  • Martin Keay – Auckland 2020

HRNZI Plaque

Criteria

The award shall recognise significant plantings of species and/or historical roses in gardens that are open to the public free of charge, all year round.

Nominations for the award shall be invited on a 3-year basis by publication of notice in the HRNZI Journal.

Nominations for the award shall be forwarded to the National Executive in writing; nominations may only be made by financial members of HRNZI.

The National Executive of HRNZI shall assess all such nominations, and may make the award to a garden that fulfils the above criteria.

The Executive decision shall be binding, and no correspondence shall be entered into regarding decisions made.

The award shall take the form of a cast iron plaque, and be funded by HRNZI.

Recipients

  • Nancy Steen Garden – Auckland 2005
  • Timaru Species Garden – Timaru 2005
  • Jessie Calder Garden – Invercargill 2005
  • Dunedin North Cemetery – Dunedin 2012
  • Pauatahanui Burial Ground – Wellington 2014
  • The Kauri Museum – Northland 2018
  • Reyburn House – Whangarei 2020

Pratt Family Scholarship

Following the 10th International Heritage Rose Conference held in Dunedin in 2005 Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc. established an annual research scholarship in keeping with our aim to learn more about heritage roses.

A dedicated Research Scholarhip Fund has been invested on a long-term basis to fund this award. Applications are invited annually in the February Journal.

Every scholarship applicant must:

  • Be a member of HRNZI at the time of the application and for the duration of the scholarship.
  • Undertake research on heritage roses relevant to Aotearoa/New Zealand.

The HRNZI Research Scholarship was changed to the Pratt Family Scholarship on the passing of Mr and Mrs Pratt in 2011 in honour of their passion and dedication to old roses.

Recipients

  • Joanne Knight – Bay of Plenty 2007
  • Ann Chapman – Wellington 2011
  • Murray Radka – Central Otago 2012
  • Sarah Waller-Yates – Auckland 2013
  • Hawke’s Bay Rose Hunters – 2014
  • Ann Speight – Central Otago 2019
  • Claire Gleeson – Wellington 2020