About Philippa Wright

Campaign for Wool NZ Trustee, Executive CFW Global Managing Director, WrightWool, Waipukarau Executive Member NZWBA. Member National Council of NZ Wool Interests Member of WRONZ Member of IWTO Working Groups

Rural Exchange Catch Up Podcast – 17 April 2021

2021-04-20T08:24:56+12:00April 20th, 2021|News Release|

Join Hamish McKay & Richard Loe every weekend as we discuss the rural challenges and issues, as well as celebrate key playors in the sector across the great land of Aotearoa. In this Rural Exchange Catch Up, our very own Tom O’Sullivan was in on the chat from 50 minutes and 30 seconds in… LISTEN TO INTERVIEW […]

Why we should be using wool carpets: Dr Jacqueline Rowarth

2021-03-09T10:27:30+13:00March 5th, 2021|Press Release|

Opinion: New Zealand has banned single use plastic bags, so why can’t we get rid of synthetic carpets? Dr Jacqueline Rowarth investigates.

New Zealand banned single use plastic bags in 2019 from July 1.

Over 9000 people had their say in the consultation process, and the Ministry for the Environment took action. The aim was to reduce waste and […]

Is the wool clip increasingly unviable?

2020-11-19T12:23:09+13:00November 19th, 2020|News Release|

From Radio NZ. Listen Below. 

There are grave concerns among sheep farmers as demand for wool drops, prices are low and there aren’t enough experienced shearers available.

Federated Farmers and the Shearing Contractors’ Association are seeking an urgent decision from the Government to allow some overseas shearers dispensation to enter the country to take care of summer flocks.

Federated Farmers Meat and […]

Wool bale exhibition to make a great impression

2020-11-03T11:27:58+13:00November 3rd, 2020|Press Release|

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 be launched at Totara Estate near Oamaru on November 14. 

Secret Lives of Stencils is an exhibition that celebrates the life and 150-year history of the New Zealand wool bale stencil – and […]

Plastic pollution: Washed clothing’s synthetic mountain of ‘fluff’

2020-09-21T09:39:05+12:00September 21st, 2020|News Release|

When you add it up, the total amount of synthetic microfibres going into the wider environment as we wash our clothes is an astonishing number.

US scientists estimate it to be 5.6 million tonnes since we first started wearing those polyester and nylon garments in a big way in the 1950s.

Just over half this […]

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