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Dennis Wakely retires

July 24, 2017 1:38 pm

After spending 47 years in the wool industry, Dennis Wakely is retiring. He penned together a brief account of his days spent in an industry he has dedicated himself to. After my dad spoke to Wally Drew at the Dannevirke A&P Show in February 1969, an interview followed (with me in my school uniform). I started working at AWE (Associated…

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New Timaru wool store

July 24, 2017 1:37 pm

The Christchurch Wool Store has been re-located to a new facility in Timaru. With ongoing costs associated with the Christchurch based wool store along with increased logistical issues operating an agricultural business in a metropolitan city, a decision was made to relocate to a more central location. Timaru was identified as a key location because of its rural base city…

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

July 18, 2017 11:23 am

Take a look at our Winter 2017 Newsletter, where you can read up about Just Shorn® taking their wool to the world, the new wool store in Timaru, and the lastest wool market report. Download our latest newsletter here  

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March 30, 2017 10:19 am

Take a look at our Autumn 2017 Newsletter, where you can read about  CP Wool taking on North America with the revamped Just Shorn® carpet brand; our wool market report and snapshots from events around the country. Download our latest newsletter here.  

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Carrfields Primary Wool taking on North America with revamped Just Shorn® carpet brand

February 17, 2017 9:49 am

Carrfields Primary Wool (CP Wool) is stepping up its efforts to bring premium New Zealand wool carpet into the homes of North Americans, under its newly-redeveloped Just Shorn® brand. Craig Carr, Managing Director at Carrfields Ltd, said CP Wool has identified a “tremendous opportunity” to increase the size of the market for wool carpet among United States consumers, and has…

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

December 12, 2016 1:08 pm

Read our Summer 2016 Newsletter, where we take a look at the CP Wool head office facelift; newly appointed Managing Director in North America; Wool market report and snapshots from events around the country. Download latest newsletter here. 

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World shearing champs

December 12, 2016 10:48 am

In February 2017, more than 30 countries will line up to compete in the World Shearing Champs in Invercargill’s  ILT Stadium, Southland. Competitors from countries such as Mongolia, England, Switzerland, South Africa, and Japan have completed their entries and the New Zealand team was recently selected at the Canterbury A&P Show. Organising committee chairman Tom Wilson said he was delighted…

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New Zealand remains top dog

December 12, 2016 10:46 am

The New Zealand Sheep Dog Trial Association test team took out a clean sweep at the Trans Tasman Test Series in Northam, Western Australia in early October. This wins means the New Zealand team retains the Wayleggo Cup for the third consecutive year. All team members performed extremely well in the first test to beat the Australians by 100 points…

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NZ Yarn North America Business Development

December 12, 2016 10:43 am

Currently nearly all NZ Yarns’ sales are to carpet makers in Australia. This makes the business largely dependent on the state of the building cycle in Australia and an over exposure to the AUD:NZD currency cross rate. Therefore, NZ Yarn has a clear strategic imperative to not only grow sales with existing customers in Australia but to actively grow sales…

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Krista Eliason announced as Managing Director, CP Wool North America

December 12, 2016 10:40 am

Carrfields Primary Wool is gearing up for increased expansion into the U.S. and Canada and have announced that Krista Eliason is our new Managing Director, Carrfields Primary Wool, North America (CPW, NA). The position was created for Krista to manage the projected growth into this market. Krista comes to this new role with a rich background in the industry. She…

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