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Queenstown florists Wild Poppies and In the Pink took orders for Mother's Day to have the bouquet delivered by an ambulance, the $10 delivery charge going towards St John operation costs at the Frankton Station.
Ian Harvey, of St John, said it had been a ''beautiful'' day.
''[The reaction] is one of shock because they've got an ambulance driving up ... then a massive smile when they see the flowers.
''It's been lovely.''