World Federation of Roses World Rose Award 2022

After a hiatus of a couple of years because of the Covid 19 pandemic, the World Federation of Roses finally held their Convention in Adelaide, Australia.  HRNZI nominated Fran Rawling QSM for the World Rose Award for outstanding services to the rose, in this case heritage roses. We were thrilled to hear our nomination had […]

The tale of Murray Radka and Brandy Hill

NZ Gardener February 2022 article “An Otago history teacher’s collection of 2000 heirloom blooms” featuring Murray Radka of Brandy Hill, Central Otago Co-founder of the National New Zealand Rose Register, formed to conserve NZ’s heritage of roses. Buy your copy now to read the article.

Fran Rawling QSM

New Years Honors List 2021 For Services on behalf of the conservation of heritage roses in New Zealand. Mrs Frances Joan Rawling after being awarded her QSM medal by the Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy at a reception at Government House, Wellington. May 5th 2021. Photo supplied. Fran joined Heritage Roses New Zealand Inc. (Otago […]

Ann Speight and Clare Haig’s tour of the Regions May/June 2021

Clare’s report For 3 weeks, Ann Speight and I travelled the length of Aotearoa/New Zealand from Invercargill in the South as far as Kerikeri in the far North. Ann is convenor of Heritage Roses Southland and recipient of the Pratt Family Scholarship 2019-20 awarded yearly by HRNZI to further research of both national and international […]