Royal New Zealand Institute of Horticulture.
Report of Representative.
The Twenty-seventh Annual Conference was held at Nelson February 21st, 1950. The Conference of the New Zealand Institute of Parks Administration was held at the same place during the same week. The Banks lecture for 1950 was delivered by Dr. D. Miller, his subject being “Some Zoological aspects of the New Zealand Flora” in which he gave an account of the effect of insects and other animals on plant life. A lecture on “Soil Fertility” was given by Sir Theodore Rigg, and an illustrated talk by Mr. E. S. Gourlay on “The Wild Flowers of the Northern United States.
On the recommendation of the Dominion Council, which expressed concern regarding the financial position of the Institute, the following increased
subscription rates were approved: Life members, £15 15s; Fellows, £1 10s; Members, £1; Firms and Associations, £1 10s; Juniors (under 18), 2s 6d.
Membership at January, 1950, 2,695. There were then 18 District Councils.
W. R. B. Oliver
On the motion of Dr. Oliver his report as representative on the Royal N.Z. Institute of Horticulture was adopted.