UPDATE: NY12006 - IDO Funding

The funding for project NY12006 concluded earlier this month. NGIA is currently working with all states to transition to a new model in order to continue the Nursery Production Farm Management Systems (NPFMS).

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NGIA Nursery & Garden Awards State Winners

Congratulations to our two state winners of the 2016 NGIA Nursery & Garden Awards. 

Domus Nursery Production Nursery of The Year (turnover $1.5 million+) 

Leon Spratt Heather Rumsey Young Leader Award 

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AGM & NGIWA Lifetime Membership Neville Passmore

On Wednesday 26th August we held our Annual General Meeting where our new Board were elected. Congratulations to Carole Fudge (from Benara Nurseries) who was unanimously appointed NGIWA President and Colin Groom who is now our Vice-President. Colin remains the WA representative on the NGIA Board.

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CEO Report August 2015

As we lead into another AGM next week, we hope to see a few more members join us celebrate the successes of this financial year. Toast to a good Perth Garden Festival and State Conference this year, and a toast to the NGIWA board.

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NGIA Honoured With Biosecurity Award

The Nursery and Garden Industry Australia (NGIA) has been honoured with a Biosecurity Award from the Department of Agriculture, for their significant contribution to maintaining Australia's biosecurity integrity. The Biosecurity Awards highlight the contributions of individuals, groups, and organisations that support and promote Australia's biosecurity and the systems that uphold it.

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NGIA CEO and President Update

On Monday 25th May, outgoing NGIA CEO, Robert Prince, newly appointed NGIA CEO, Peter Vaughan and NGIA President Mike Mehigan visited Perth to update the NGIWA Board on things moving forward, in particular with the new organisation Horticulture Innovation Australia Ltd (HIAL) which has replaced HAL.

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Members are 'Spreading The Word'

Some of our members attended the free marketing workshop, "Spreading The Word" presented by the Small Business Development Corporation earlier this month. They went away with a clearer understanding about how to manage their customer base and how to implement the best marketing strategies for their businesses.

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NGIA Announce New CEO

The NGIA Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Vaughan, as the new Chief Executive Officer for NGIA. Peter has extensive experience in the agricultural and horticultural sectors in the areas of research, innovation and advocacy on behalf of members. Peter starts with NGIA on April 20th and will be attending the Strategic Consultation Meeting organised by Horticulture Innovation Australia.

Farewell from Kathy Bafile

My time as Business Improvement Manager has been short and sweet but I have been lucky enough to have been offered an opportunity elsewhere that has seen my work at NGIWA come to an end.

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NGIWA Barefoot Lawn Bowls Party Great Fun!

Over 60 guests joined us for our popular Barefoot Lawn Bowls Party on Wednesday 18th November. 12 teams battled it out for the trophy and in the end Team 5 (Amy & Shannon from Water Corp and Mark & Anne from Domus Nursery) were just too good, winning every game of the tournament.

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Ellenby Tree Farm - 30 Years In 3 Days

Ellenby Tree Farm would like to thank those who attended our recent '30 Years In 3 Days' Open Event. The nursery tour provided behind the scenes glimpses of our production techniques and showed why we are the forerunners in advanced tree production.

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Congratulations Zanthorrea On Turning 40!

Staff of Zanthorrea Nursery held celebrations recently with tasty wood fired pizza, nibbles, punch and light music. Jackie Hooper gave a great speech, telling the story of how Zanthorrea came to be and thanked everyone who had been a part of its success. Following the speech, guests enjoyed cake while viewing a slide show.

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NGIWA/LIAWA State Conference

Over 80 delegates from the nursery and garden, and landscape industries attended our inaugural joint NGIWA/LIAWA State Conference, networking drinks and landscape tour last month. 

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NEW MEMBER: Ellenby Tree Farm

Welcome to Ellenby Tree Farm, who have become our latest NGIWA member. Ellenby Tree Farm are a wholesale supplier and retail outlet for quality trees. With 60,000+ trees on a 70 acre production nursery, Ellenby Tree Farm are already NIASA accredited and EcoHort certified.

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Pest & Diseases Workshop 2015

15 people attended our Pest & Diseases workshop held on 24th March at SWIT in Bunbury. The hands-on workshop was presented by Andrew Manners and John Duff from Qld DAF as part of the Nursery Production Plant Health and Biosecurity Project.

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Members Urged to Join HIA

Growers, harvesters, processors, packers, transporters, marketers, wholesalers, retailers, exporters and others involved in the horticulture supply chain can become members of HIA, or registered stakeholders.

If you register as a grower, you will be automatically incorporated into a dedicated grower register.

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NGIA Awards 2015

Hard work blossomed for the nation’s most outstanding environmental gurus after scooping a host of honours at Australia’s prestigious Nursery and Garden Industry Awards naming the top nurseries and garden centres for their unswerving commitment to the community and improving green space.

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Sundowner A Success!

The weather for the NGIWA/LIAWA Sundowner at Coode Street Jetty in South Perth on Friday the 6th Feb was perfect. Whilst some tucked into pizza and an esky full of drinks on shore, those with a sense of adventure headed for the water to test out their sea legs on the paddle boards and surfcats.

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