From the Otaki Mail, Wednesday September 17 1924

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OTAKI BULB SHOW A GREAT SUCCESS

The Otaki Bulb Show, held in the theatre yesterday afternoon and evening, reflected great credit on the officers and committee, for the show, thanks to their energies, was the best of its kind held on this coast.

Friday September 19

BULB SHOW

Although there are many who have other favourite flowers, daffodils are loved by all and with a great many are considered the most beautiful of all the gems of the garden. Daffodils are the heralds of spring … making the gardens gay with their riot of colour, and beautifying the homes with their loveliness and freshness…. Otaki boasts of its beautiful flowers, and justly so, and the annual bulb show is one of the big events of the year to many lovers of the beautiful…. We have the soil, we have the climate and we should be able to grow the very best of bloom