Win­ner’s In­vin­ci­ble

Matamata Chronicle - - News - By NI­COLA STE­WART

Rose en­thu­si­asts from across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty put their best buds for­ward at the Mata­mata Rose Show on Fri­day.

Around 40 ex­hibitors en­tered the show, with Mata­mata Rose So­ci­ety mem­ber Irene Tay­lor tak­ing the top prize.

Her In­vin­ci­ble red rose was named Cham­pion of Cham­pi­ons and also won best red rose and Cham­pion small stem.

So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Sue Cloth­ier said the show was very suc­cess­ful, with ‘‘quite a few’’ peo­ple coming through to see the roses.

‘‘ It’s been a fan­tas­tic show, the roses have been lovely and the ex­hibitors have been very good,’’ she said.

Kids were in­vited to en­ter the ju­nior and in­ter­me­di­ate sec­tions with classes such as the veg­etable/fruit sculp­ture and wild ment.

Show sec­re­tary Ni­cola Ryan said a lot of work went into putting the show to­gether.

‘‘ I’ve pretty much lived here for three days,’’ she

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ar­range- said. ‘‘So many lit­tle bits and pieces go into mak­ing the show suc­cess­ful.’’

She is one of the youngest so­ci­ety mem­bers along with her son, 9-week-old Jack, who has al­ready been to four shows around New Zealand.

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