Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative (PWC) shareholders have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a proposed merger of operations between WNZ and Primary Wool Co-operative-owned CP Wool (CPW). More than 99.7 per cent of WNZ shareholders and 100 per cent of PWC shareholders who voted supported the merger, which will see both […]
Wools of New Zealand (WNZ) and Primary Wool Co-operative (PWC) shareholders are encouraged to register for a series of online meetings ahead of a vote on the proposed merger of operations between WNZ and Primary Wool Co-operative-owned CP Wool. Under the proposed merger, the grower-owned export and marketing company WNZ and PWC will remain the […]
Sheep, beef and deer farmers now have the opportunity to prove their sustainability credentials with the launch of a new quality assurance standard. New Zealand Farm Assurance Plus (NZFAP Plus), which builds on the existing New Zealand Farm Assurance Programme (NZFAP), includes a focus on people, farm, natural resources and biodiversity. Nick Beeby, chair of […]
Media release by John O’Hare – Heritage New Zealand An exhibition telling the story of an old Kiwi shearing shed practice, which produced some of the country’s earliest export brands that represented New Zealand internationally, will open at Highwic on June 16. Secret Lives of Stencils is an exhibition that celebrates the life and 150-year […]
Kaiaka Wool Industry Training NZ has awarded the contract for its new $1.8 million pilot training programme to multi-format training provider WOMOLife. Kaiaka will train up to 270 shearers and wool handlers and create 150 new jobs. At least 70% of new employees will be Māori. Kaiaka will also establish two wool harvesting (shearing and […]
Former Federated Farmers staff member and now FMG’er Angela Hogg took her support for Kiwi farmers to the skies this week, jumping out of a plane in Kerikeri with the ‘eat meat, wear wool’ message firmly front and centre for this photo opportunity. Nice work Ange!
Question time in Parliament yesterday, when in amongst warm fuzzies about the government working with Feds and the Shearing Contractors Association to bring more shearers into the country, is a smart move by Wairarapa MP Kieran McAnulty to get Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi to confirm he will go to the Golden Shears next year. Watch […]
The wool industry is seeking providers for its new $1.8 m pilot training programme – Kaiaka Wool Industry Training NZ. Declining sheep numbers, poor wool prices and Covid border restrictions have combined to create a serious shortage of shearers in New Zealand. NZ Shearing Contractors’ Association chief executive Phil Holden says: “The ratio of shearers […]