13 Dec 2021

Lavender bush NZ flag to be flagged

From Afternoons, 1:32 pm on 13 December 2021

The small West Coast town of Reefton is preparing to say goodbye to one of its most fragrant attractions.

Local man John Bougen planted thousands of lavender bushes six years ago to create a floral New Zealand flag.

John Bougen says the flag has run its course. He talks to Jesse about why he created the flag and why it's time to let it go.

Lavender Flag in Reefton

Lavender Flag in Reefton Photo: Darryn Scrivens