Twenty-seven District Rose Societies in New Zealand are affiliated with the New Zealand Rose Society Inc. So, in effect, the National body is a "Head Office". The National body provides each member in New Zealand with:
A Spring Convention and a smaller Autumn Convention are held in different parts of New Zealand each year. Overseas tours are occasionally organised by the National body.
District Societies also provide members with monthly meetings, a local newsletter, garden visits and occasional field days and/or seminars. Some District Societies also arrange discounts at various garden related shops and some purchase fertilizer and sell it to members at wholesale prices.
"Rose Ranfurly Shields" are competed for by a group of District Societies (from six to ten.) On these days the roses are pooled and are all entered in the name of a Society rather than by an individual.
The cost of membership is set by each District Society and varies from $25 NZ to $35 NZ per couple per year. Individual membership is usually $2 NZ less.
Overseas members may join the New Zealand Rose Society Inc. for $40 NZ
|Area & First Bloom Date||Main Bloom Date|
|Northern regions - Early October||Approximately November 10|
|Central regions - Mid October||November 15-20|
|Southern regions - Late October/early November||November 30|
|April 30||Palmerston North||M||New Zealand Rose Society Inc.||Annual General Meeting|
|November 11-13||Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton||T
|Rose Introducers of New Zealand Ltd and the Pacific Rose Festival Trust||"New Zealand Rose of the Year" trials
The Pacific Rose Bowl Festival
|November 18-20||Civic Centre,
|New Zealand Rose Society Inc.||NZRS National Spring Show,
Contact: Helen Bush
105 West Street, Feilding
|December 4||Palmerston North||T||New Zealand Rose Society Inc.||National Trial Ground Awards
Contact: Mr. Charles Foulds
2A Crewe Street, Pahiatua