October was a very busy month with our Annual Show at Hamilton Gardens and the Timaru Convention. Attendance at our show was down this year due to other vents happening in and around Hamilton. Nevertheless the display was outstanding with 130 trees on display despite the non-attendance of a couple of the stalwarts due to other commitments. Adriaan and Poppie Engelbrecht came over from Tauranga to do the judging as well as put on their own sales table. Their comments on the trees they chose for the Merit Awards were insightful and informative. Our thanks to them for coming over.