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More than 700 vases of dahlias were submitted for the event, which was hosted this year by the Southland Dahlia Circle.
People were treated to a kaleidoscope of colours as they wandered about the hall at the Southland Indoor Bowls Stadium.
People came from as far afield as Nelson to enter their blooms.
He had been growing dahlias for nearly 50 years, and he and his wife Kit’s entry did well, Mr Jack said.
Their large semi-cactus Light Accord dahlia won champion bloom as well as being named runner-up vase of the show.