26 Mar 2020

Free flowers for many in Auckland as florists clear stock

From Checkpoint, 5:57 pm on 26 March 2020

Thousands of Aucklanders received surprise bouquets of fresh flowers before the country went into lockdown from a wholesaler who saw a last chance opportunity to bring joy to people before isolation.

Fresh Cut Flower Wholesalers' business motto is "Bringing beauty and happiness to New Zealanders". As the business prepared to shutdown, its owners couldn't bear to see all of its stock go to waste.

So in a surprise gesture - it organised flowers to be sent to teachers, nurses and other essential workers as well as local families and hospices around Auckland.

Indira Stewart has more.