It used to be worth $10/kg to farmers in the 80’s, now farmers are throwing it into gullies to dispose of the waste product. The world’s natural and renewable fibre needs a desperate lifeline, but our guests in this week’s Opinion Maker can see the light on the horizon of consumer change & urge farmers to hold on.
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 […]
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 […]
Strong wool makes up 85 per cent of wool production – four […]
The Campaign For Wool is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the launch of a limited edition wool scarf, designed in collaboration with Amy Powney from luxury sustainable brand Mother of Pearl and manufactured by Johnstons of Elgin. It will be available to purchase both NET- A-PORTER and Mother of Pearl websites.
The 10th Anniversary scarf […]
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 […]
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 […]