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Choose Wisely – Check it’s Wool

April 24th, 2019|CFW Videos|


What’s the Difference?

Highlighting the Campaign for Wool’s core messaging of wool being Natural, Biodegradable and Renewable, this film is a call to action for consumers to make a difference with their fibre choice and to Choose Wisely and #Check It’s Wool.

With the emphasis on #SlowingFashion and to combat the current throw-away culture, research shows that the average […]

Vote for your favourite sheep photo

April 4th, 2019|Campaign For Wool|

CFW have gathered 100 sheep images from our supporters, wool lovers and photographers around the world, you can see the image origin if you click on each photo. Aligned to  wool’s wide versatility as a fibre we have showcased a range of stunning, cute and historic images…. And we would like you to vote for your favourite […]

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

March 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

March 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 […]

Woven in Time – film launch

March 5th, 2019|Information|

‘Woven in Time’ follows the history of Australian Merino wool production in Yorkshire. Written and presented by R. Peter Ackroyd.

Wool production in the UK survived war, revolution, and social upheaval, and was almost lost to the introduction and escalation of man-made fibres. Thankfully now it’s making a comeback. This short educational film looks back to the 19th Century where empires and […]

Worst wool season in almost 50 years

February 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 […]