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Greetings everyone and welcome to our 2017 rose catalogue. As we wade our way through this, our wettest Spring for many years with days of endless rain, we are looking forward to warmer sunny days to appreciate roses at their best. Attending the Pacic Rose Bowl Festival in Hamilton this past weekend we were delighted to receive the climber of the year award for Indigo Knights, bred by Chris Warner, which has masses of small purple owers.

Introducing this year Tranquillity and Boscobel, 2 beautiful new David Austin's, both extremely healthy and fragrant with sturdy upright growth. Adding also another of Chris Warner's persica hybrids, Candy Eyes, a tropical blend of bright pinks and gold with a distinctive dark eye, low growing. In addition to our range a striking new red oribunda from Rob Somereld, 'Hayward College' of Otago University celebrating their 25th year.

With more demand for Standard roses in recent years we have increased numbers to meet requirements and added a few more varieties to the range , see page 52 ordering early is recommended.

I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank you for your continued support , and we wish you all the best for the festive season and the year ahead.

Best Wishes, Ben & Ruth and the team at Tasman Bay Roses.

 

 

Thank you for your donation towards our Vanuatu water project.

This project is jointly funded by MFAT and UNICEF NZ donors and will install 31 water pumps for remote communities in Tana. The water pumps have been designed by Hawkes Bay engineer Adam Pearse who will also be on site to help with the installations and maintenance training.

Apart from being remote communities and having fewer services they are in a mountainous area where women and girls currently walk down steep, and often slippery, ravines to collect water from streams and then have to carry these heavy loads up the hill to their village. When the pumps are installed they pump water from the stream up to the village.

Women and girls will in particular benefit from this project allowing girls more time for school and women more time for their families and craft and food production.

Your donation will support this work and greatly improve the quality of life for the people in the 31 villages who will benefit from your generosity. Thank you so much for being part of the solution in helping us provide improved health and eduction outcomes for children.

With appreciation
Dennis McKinlay
Executive Director