Interestingly, none of the politicians managed to escape the wrath of farmers at the protest march organised by the lobby…
Young design and architecture students who spent a weekend in a woolshed in the central North Island have gone away ecstatic about wool.
The Government's investment of $260,000 for the Golden Shears World Shearing and Wool Handling Championships in 2017 is a vote of confidence in the Southland region.
A significant lift in strong wool prices is the main aim of a newly announced industry and Government-backed research project.
New Zealand Wool Services International marketing executive, Malcolm Ching reports that the 15,000 bales on offer from both centres this week saw a slight easing for most types.
A combination of factors have given wool cheques a lift and helped to balance sheep farmers' incomes, says Kaikoura wool producer and industry representative Derrick Millton.
A versatile and stylish South Island selection on offer this week saw most types well supported, despite a slightly firmer NZ dollar, says NZ Wool Services International's chief executive John Dawson.