What's news...
  • CEO News - Strengthening Our Advocacy
  • Members' Barefoot Lawnbowls Christmas Party
  • Structure Review Report Due For Release Soon
  • Retailers Night - Christmas Retailing
  • NGIWA Website
  • NEW Member: Miaflora Garden Centre
  • Member Spotlight: Apace WA Inc
  • Meeting The Minister - CEO Report
  • New Look For NextGen WA
  • Australian Locust Plague Alert
  • Member Bulletin Board
  • Position Vacant
  • Advertise In NGIWA eNews
CEO News - Strengthening Our Advocacy
Advocacy is a high priority on the Association's list as it allows us to represent your business at the highest level. I was delighted to meet and discuss our industry with the Minister for Environment, Hon Albert Jacob in recent weeks.  

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NGIWA Members' Barefoot Lawnbowls Christmas Party
Tuesday 22nd November 
5.30pm (for 6pm start) - 9pm
Back by popular demand, the NGIWA Members' Barefoot Lawnbowls Christmas Party!

To celebrate the start of the festive season and to thank you for your support throughout 2016,
NGIWA invite our members, staff and families to join us for some fun under lights on Tuesday 22nd November.

Join us for a game of ‘barefoot’ lawn bowls, entertainment and paella!  Even if lawn bowls is not your thing, there will be plenty to enjoy.  Come along, enjoy the fun and cheer on your team!

Please RSVP by no later than Friday 11th November as numbers are strictly limited.

[Click here for all the details and to RSVP]

Structure Review Report Due For Release End October
Following the conclusion of last month's workshop into the review of the structure of the nursery and garden industry in Australia, the Structure Review Committee have been busy attending to the finalisation of their report.  The final report is due for confidential release to the national and state association boards involved in the review before the end of October.  It will address many of the issues faced by the current association structure for the nursery and garden industry including perception and value of membership, industry priorities, resources and industry positioning. 

[Read the communication forwarded out by NGIA...]
Retailers Night - Christmas Retailing
Tuesday 15th November 6pm - 8.30pm  (RSVP by Friday 11th November)
Miaflora Garden Centre, Inglewood
FREE event for
NGIWA and GCA members; $15pp for non members

We feel quite excited to be able to bring some big names in Australian gardening to our NGIWA/GCA Retailers Night series and the next one is no exception.

Sabrina Hahn shares her expertise and passion for green spaces regularly on ABC radio and in The West Australian and contributes articles for Gardening Australia and Organic Gardener.  She will be attending our next Retailers Night on November 15th, speaking about 'The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Christmas Retailing'.

Owner of Miaflora Garden Centre, Caitlin Mitchell will also be giving a demonstration on Christmas wrapping ideas.

For full details and to book your spot, head to our website event page by clicking here

NGIWA Website
Our website is up and running at  Stop by often to stay up to date with events and workshops, technical news and member information.  We have a members listing where you can showcase your business.  Contact Jane at to find out how.
New NGIWA Member - Miaflora Garden Centre
Welcome to our latest NGIWA member, Miaflora Garden Centre. Located on trendy Beaufort Street in Inglewood, Miaflora attracts customers with its large selection of plants and beautiful range of unique, quality giftware.  It is an Industry Accredited Garden Centre (AGCAS). Owners Caitlin and Simon Mitchell have also joined our NextGen WA Group.
Member Spotlight - Apace WA Inc
NGIWA membership covers a variety of horticultural organisations and we are delighted to have as part of our portfolio, a number of community nurseries. Recently I made the trip to North Fremantle to catch up with the staff at Apace WA Inc nursery and see first-hand the benefits the local community can gain by having such an organisation on their door step.  
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Meeting The Minister

NGIWA CEO, Matthew Lunn had a meeting with the Hon. Albert Jacob (Minister For Environment & Heritage) last month where he discussed our Association, the value of accreditation within the industry and the 202020 Vision program.
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New Look For NextGen WA - Growing Our Future

NextGen is a networking and social group for young people who study or work in the horticulture industry. The nursery and garden sector is full of enthusiastic and successful individuals and NextGen is a forum for those people between (but not restricted to) the ages of 18 and 35 to meet, exchange ideas, hone leadership skills and most of all have fun!

NextGen WA is an NGIWA initiative to help future leaders within the Western Australian horticulture, landscaping and related industries meet their peers and form useful, educational and lasting relationships.

Our members are from all facets of horticulture and embody the next generation of industry leaders. We meet regularly in a social environment to share, network and learn.

The group aims to build membership numbers and establish a forum for its members to become more familiar within their chosen career.

Sign up today to be part of our NextGen WA group by clicking here

Thank you to David Feighan (Nextgenner) from Norwood Industries for designing our great new logo!

Australian Locust Plague Alert

The Department of Agriculture and Food reminds landholders and stakeholders to prepare for predicted locust activity during spring 2016 in parts of the eastern Wheatbelt and southern agricultural region. People who observed locust activity on their properties in autumn should be particularly vigilant as it is likely egg beds were laid. Protracted cold conditions have delayed locust hatchings, but locust activity is expected to increase during spring as the weather conditions warm.

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Member Bulletin Board
For Sale - Travelling Irrigation System
5 x travelling irrigators for sale. Full working condition with electric motors, pipework and VSD's. Only a few years old. Please contact Ryan McKay at G & S Seedling on 0439 516771.

Wanda's Weeding & Gardening - Positions Vacant
Wanda's Weeding & Gardening are rapidly expanding and need the following experienced people to join their team:-
  • Team Leader - full time
  • Office Manager - full time
Position Vacant 
Horticulturist, Maintenance Team Leader and BDM
Martin Cuthbert Landscape Architecture
Martin Cuthbert Landscape Architecture, has been operating for 30 years. MCLA is renowned for trending designs, quality installations, professionalism, and superior client service.  With a strong work culture, a genuine interest in offering career development pathing, and care for their employees MCLA is a workplace of choice.

In a stagnant market, MCLA’s market growth demands the recruitment of a Horticulturist, with the ability to lead the Maintenance Team and support BDM, Maintenance. 

[Click here for full details]

This has been a paid advertisement by Sherwood Better Business Consultants
Advertise in NGIWA eNews!
NGIWA eNews is one of our key communications that hits all of our member's in-boxes each month.  At present our eNews database is around 250 and is growing rapidly.

Do you have an event you wish to promote, a training course you wish to 
advertise, a position you wish to fill, or a product you wish to sell?  All NGIWA members can use our eNews to do just that for FREE (up to five times per year).  Non-members will be charged a small fee.

We also have a great Facebook page and a new website being launched soon - perfect platforms where you can display your message!

For further details or to send in your advertisement, please contact Jane Cleary at
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Upcoming NGIWA Workshops and Events
November 10
NGIWA Board Meeting
FFTI Boardroom, East Vic Park
1.30 - 4.30pm

November 15
Retailers Night
Miaflora Garden Centre, Inglewood

November (TBC)
NextGen Tour
Visit to Richgro Bioenergy Facility

November 22
NGIWA Members' Christmas Party
Mount Lawley Bowling Club
5.30pm to 9pm

Dec 24 to Jan 8
NGIWA Office Closed
Head to our website for full details, bookings and sponsorship opportunities - simply click here
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