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‘It feels so gratifying’: Wool industry campaigner recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

2019-06-04T16:14:53+12:00June 4th, 2019|News Articles|

Tuesday 4 June, 2019 | Angie Skerrett

Click to video link: Philippa Wright talks about her Queen’s Birthday award, and the future of the wool industry. Credits: Video: Newshub 

A long time contributor and promoter of New Zealand wool has been recognised for her work with a Queen’s Birthday Honour.

Philippa Wright was awarded […]

Queen’s Birthday Honours for Philippa Wright

2019-06-04T16:03:30+12:00June 4th, 2019|News Articles|

NZ Herald, Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Philippa Wright has been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the wool industry and sustainability.

She has actively promoted and campaigned for the use of wool as a sustainable resource for more than 40 years, making significant contributions to the wool industry.

She is the […]

Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards: The late Renata Apatu honoured at dinner

2019-03-30T12:48:20+12:00March 30th, 2019|News Articles|

28 Mar, 2019 11:50pm. Hawkes Bay Today. By: Blair Voorend

The annual Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Awards were filled with emotion as the late Renata Apatu’s life’s work was honoured.

Apatu, who died after a commercial helicopter crash at Ngamatea Station in June last year, was named as the Hastings District Council Hawke’s Bay Primary Sector Industry […]

The struggle for a good worker

2019-03-11T10:05:46+12:00March 8th, 2019|News Articles|

Written by  Peter Burke, Rural News, Friday, 08 March 2019 08:43

Biosecurity aside, most farmers will tell you the biggest challenge facing the primary sector is a shortage of good, qualified people.

Central Hawkes Bay woolbroker Philippa Wright is one of many rural employers who struggles to get staff.

In sourcing seasonal labour to help out over the busy […]

Worst wool season in almost 50 years

2019-02-07T10:36:41+12:00February 7th, 2019|News Articles|

Written by Peter Burke

That’s how Central Hawkes Bay wool buyer Philippa Wright is describing the present season, which she says is due almost entirely to the weather.

Wright told Rural News, from her base in Waipukurau, that the rain and heat in November and December completely changed the quality of the wool. And it delayed shearing by about a month, which […]