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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.
Wools of NZ (WNZ) hopes to determine by March next year the commercial viability of new technologies for improved whiteness and dyeing of strong wool, says chief executive Rosstan Mazey.
New Zealand Wool Services International's chief executive John Dawson says the North Island auction received mixed support with the stronger NZ dollar having a limited impact in some areas.