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Australia’s national flower

The lovely Wattle Flower or Golden Wattle is the national flower of Australia.

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MIFGS board member position available

A position is available for a new board member on the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Board.

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WTO appellate decision against Indonesia

Horticulture New Zealand reported that last Thursday, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Appellate Body confirmed that a number of Indonesian trade barriers were inconsistent with global trade rules, upholding the findings of a WTO dispute settlement panel in December 2016.

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Roses that never die

Known as preserved roses, they are 100% natural. The blooms are carefully selected and handcrafted to preserve their beauty for months and even years, according to Gonzalo Luzuriaga, Executive President of BellaRosa, which has been in the market since 1996.

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Biosecurity X-ray trial targets hand baggage

A new biosecurity X-ray machine targeting hand baggage carried by international air passengers will be trialled at Auckland Airport this summer.

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National Rose Trial Garden of Australia 2017 Awards

In Australia, the National Rose Trial Garden (NRTGA) was established in 1996 to trial roses not yet commercially released, bred locally or internationally.

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GIA annual report released

GIA has recently released its third annual report, covering the 2016/17 year.

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2017 International Statistical Yearbook now available

The International Statistics Flowers and Plants 2017 yearbook shares the available data on the global production and trade of flowers and plants.

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Upper North Island dominates race for NZ’s top young horticulturist

This year’s search for New Zealand’s best young horticulturalist has a distinctly Upper North Island flavour with four out of the five contestants for New Zealand’s Young Horticulturist of the Year 2017 coming from Gisborne, Auckland, Te Puke and Waiheke Island, with and one hailing from Christchurch.

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Floral purchasing study reveals data on flower-buying consumers

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) recently released their Floral Purchase Tracking Study.

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