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Scholarships offered for wool training
25 February 2000
Four scholarships are on offer for those wanting to make a career in the wool industry. The scholarships, worth $1000 each, are being offered by WoolPro for those who wish to study its Certificate in Wool Handling Systems. Enrolments are now open.

Warning on Clover Root Weevil
24 March 2000
Improving growing conditions for white clover can help reduce the impact of the clover root weevil, scientists say.

Dippy wools face foreign flak
6 April 2000
Some New Zealand wool does not comply with proposed European Union environmental standards, according to mid-season results from WoolPro's annual dip residue survey.

Untapped sheep potential
15 May 2000
Sheep farmers are having their most profitable year in a decade, but for many there is still the potential to do much better.

Wool growers advised to keep eye on prices
15 June 2000
Farmers could be missing out on 30c or more a kilogram by failing to get their wool typed and valued before sale, according to WoolPro.

Wet wool will cost farmers and shearers
4 July 2000
Farmers and shearers could face large bills if they shear sheep with wet wool, say WoolPro and the Federation of New Zealand Wool Merchants.

Pop group to beat bearings
14 July 2000
Vets and farmers in Hawkes Bay and Southland are working together to find solutions to the expensive problem of sheep bearings.

"Shot in the arm" for wool training
20 July 2000
Young people who want to make a career in the wool industry will be helped by the Government's Modern Apprenticeships scheme.

Shearing contractors give apprenticeships the thumbs up
1 August 2000
Modern apprenticeships could give the shearing industry just the boost it needs, said Canterbury shearing contractors on Friday.

Shearing contractors give apprenticeships the thumbs up
1 August 2000
Modern apprenticeships could give the shearing industry just the boost it needs, said central North Island shearing contractors on Friday.

New apprenticeships promising, says contractor
3 August 2000
Apprenticeships for young shearers and wool handlers could help workers and employers alike, says shearing contractor Ewen Mackintosh.

Big boys go for quality
15 August 2000
One of the largest shearing contractors in the country -- Peter Lyon shearing -- has signaled its commitment to quality by becoming accredited to the Fernmark Quality Programme.

Wool training in New Zealand
24 August 2000
European spinners and topmakers who use New Zealand wool could benefit from having staff complete tertiary papers designed specifically for this industry.

Athletes in the woolshed
19 September 2000
In the two years since it was launched, WoolPro has been making good on its promise to attract and retain bright young people in the wool harvesting industry.

Bringing in the new blood
29 November 2000
A co-operative effort by WoolPro and the contractors association to promote wool industry careers to students is already paying dividends.

Thistles give mills the pricker
10 November 2000
Specialist wool processors from the Manawatu to Belgium are up in arms about thistle contamination in New Zealand wool.

Coming soon to a shearing shed near you
29 November 2002
The Government's modern apprenticeships scheme kicked off in July. Now, the first shearing and wool handling apprentices are turning up in the sheds.

Wool tenders criticised
20 December 2000
North Island wool growers are likely to be selling themselves short by allowing their clips to be put up for tender, according to WoolPro.

New shearing trainer for Southland/Otago
20 December 2000
The Southland/Otago region has a new full-time WoolPro shearing instructor, Bruce Walker, from Owaka.

New WoolPro shearing trainer for East Coast
21 December 2000
The East Coast has a new WoolPro shearing instructor, Willie Power, based in Wairoa.

 

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