Designing with John


jon demo-230x153Tutors History:

John Newton

Florist, Floral Designer, Demonstrator, Creative Artist, Floral & Display Artist, Special Events Coordinator, Adult Education Tutor.

With over 30 years in the Floral/Horticulture Industry extending from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, England and Europe. In New Zealand John has develop many successful annual design events promoting 2 of Auckland’s largest Importers of Floral Products and Silk Flowers - Flower Systems and Griff Trading and their large range of products plus Hogewoning International and Oasis International, consulting on purchases and introducing new product lines.

Among the extensive list of John's valued clients are: Former P.M. Helen Clarke, TV3, Blackwell Publications, world famous photographer Anne Geddes, Colgate Palmolive, Glaxo Kline Smith, Paragon International (England), Best Blooms (England).

Tutors Goal:

It is my aim that every student that participates in this class will at the end of each class be able to take home with them a completed design that has been taught on that day. As an incentive I would also like to take my class on a field trip to visit 2 of Auckland’s largest Importers of Floral Products and Silk Flowers. I believe this would be helpful information for students thinking about ongoing careers in the Floral Industry.
Introductory Class - week 1: Introductory Class - week 2:
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Introductory Class - week 3: Certificates of Completion Awards
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Term 1 - 2015  

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Students Tool Box:

(Items Necessary for class participation each week)
Wire Cutters
Pointed Head Plier
Hot Glue Gun and extra Glue Sticks
Work cloth to cover table
Selection of Medium and Light Gage Florist Wire
Green Plastic or Green Paper Floral Tape
Stapler and extra Staples
Tea light candle
Pen and note book  

Note to Students:

Tutor will have a selection of items relating to that week’s lesson for sale prior to class. If any student would like Tutor to bring items for them on a weekly basis please organize this arrangement with Tutor A.S.A.P.

Items for sale from Tutor:

(CASH sales & eftpos available)
Extra Glue Sticks, a selection of different Gage Florist Wire, Dry Floral Foam, Green or White Plastic Floral Tape, Green or Brown Paper Floral Tape, assortment of Ribbon, Corsage Pins, Florist “O” Bowl, Bamboo Skewers, Flori Fix, Assorted Coloured Tulle, Tea Light Candle,

Suggested Stores to Purchase Items From:

Any $2 Shop, Spotlight, Bunnings, Warehouse, Mitre 10, Garden Centres



About us

dale-john 01-100x66 Dale Harvey and John Newton met in Melbourne Aust. in 1981. Since then they both men have supported each others careers while also building and maintaining their own. Read about how they were able to turn their joint careers into one and creating a dream of a better world starting in their own local community.

Media & Publications

host daffodils-100x66The following articles are a small part of the many published editorials on or about both Dale Harvey and John Newton.

Plus the property affectionately nick named by the people of New Zealand, as the
"Quarter Acre” Paradise gardens.

Awards & Credits

HOPE Trust-100x66This is a collection of Appreciation Certificates, Local and Overseas Awards with Acknowledgments presented to Dale Harvey and John Newton over the many years of their joint careers.
Plus the Launch and Registration
of The H.O.P.E. Trust
The Healing of Planet Earth.

Contact Us

Quarter Acrea Paradise
23 Vine Street
Mangere East 2024
Auckland New Zealand

Text: 0274720700
Tel: +61 9 276 4827
Email: info@daleharvey.com