David L. Crump
53 Wren Street,Waikanae 5036
Ph 04 293 4008
Secretary Robyn Dineen
5 Lavina Grove
ph 04 293 3805
2017 BRANMCH PROGRAMME
Please note that all Branch meetings for 2017 will be on Monday afternoons at 2.00pm at the Presbyterian Church, 43 Ngaio Road, Waikanae. Benching blooms from 1.30pm. Tea and coffee will be provided (gold coin donation appreciated).
August 7 Camellia Culture - Guest Speaker In-House Competeition: Hybrids and Reticulatas
August 11 - 13 National Camellia Show in Rotorua
August 19 Kapiti's annual Camellia Shoiw
September 4 Guest Speaker - Jess Winchester Royal Forest and Bird; What we do, why we matter
In-House Competition Reticulatas
October 2 Guest Speaker - Rob Cross (KCDC) Restoring Kapiti's Biodiversity
October 15 Spring Garden Visit (with afternoon tea) to the home of Gary Phillips in Levin between 2.00 pm amd 4.00 pm
ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW 2017
WAIKANAE COMMUNITY CENTRE
SATURDAY 19 AUGUST
The show was open from 10.00 am to 3.30 pm. 256 blooms were exhibited in the Open, Novice and Special classes, and they presented a coolurful sea of colour, sizes and species. They were judged on the Friday night and arising out of that the Champion Bloom of the Show,the Champion Novice Blooms and other top blooms were selected out of 29 different classes. Those blooms were exhibited on the Top Table with their Trophies and Certificates.
The blooms spread over three rows
The Top Table with the honours blooms (to the left) and the Trophy winners (right)
The Champion Bloom of the Show was a Hybrid, an oustanding Cinnamon Cnidy, a light pink miniature bloom, won by Helen Guthrie a member of the Kapiti Branch . She was presented with the Kapiti Camellia SocietyCoast Trophy. The bloom was one of three of a kind, and was the only entry entered by her. The bloom also won the Premier Any Partenage Class and was also presented with the The Guthrie Trophy. Helen is congratulated on acheiving those excellent results.
The Champion Bloom of the show
The Champion Novice Class Bloom of the show was a Magnificent Red bloom named Jim Hansen and was won by a member of the public, Ann Goble. She was presented with the Kapiti Coast Camellia Society Trophy. She also won the Best Novice Red Bloom in its class, and received a Society's Certificate. Ann is congratulated on achieving those excellent results.
As a matter of interest the bloom was NZ Registered by Jim Hansen in 1997. Jim was a lomg standing member of our Branch and served on the executive at both the National and Branch levels. He was a patron of our Branch for the past eight years. Sadly he past away earlier this year.
The winning Champion Novice Bloom
In each of the three main species Japonica, Hybrid and Reiculata the Premiser Blooms were selected. In the Japonica the Bloom was Sanpei Tasbaki (right) won by Pam and Brian Hartley, in the Hybrid Gay Baby by Robyn Dineen (centre) and the Reticulata Crimson Robe (left) by Paul and Mary Beavan. They were presented with their trophies and certificates.
The three wining blooms, their Trophies and Certificates
2017 NATIONAL SHOW
Rotorua, Saturday 12 August
937 bloom were exhibited in both the Open, Novice and Special Classes. In their different colours, sizes, shapes and species they presented a great display. Given the adverse weather (rain and wind) leading up to the show the blooms on show were nevertheless of a very high standard.
Members of our Branch John Clarke and Dale Williams won a first prize in the Open Clsas with a Japonica three blooms, medium, same variety, with Brushfield's Yellow. And she was also presented with a Society's Certificate. In addition, Ann won a second with a Hybrid, white medium bloom, and gained third with a Japonica three medium blooms, different varities. John and Dale are congratulated on acheiving those very good results.
The three winning blooms