AGM & Industry Professional Development Day 2023

Join with classers, wool growers, wool harvesting staff, and a range of wool industry members for a day of upskilling and connecting. All welcome.

  • Date: Tuesday 9th May 2023
  • Venue: Christchurch Park
    250 Westminster St, Maire
  • Cost: Members: Free. Non-Members: $25
  • Register: by Tuesday 2nd May 2023

Lunch is provided.

For more information contact Marg Forde (NZWCA Registrar):
Ph. 0274 743 104


Accommodation is available at the venue at a special rate of $150 for a two bedroom unit (subject to availability). Click here for more information and bookings.


Registration is now closed but should you still wish to register please email:





Welcome, Induction and H&S briefing.

8:30am to 9:45am

Wool exercises.

9:45am to 10:15am

Tom Hooper CEO of Wool Source Ltd, the Wool Research Organisation of NZ’s initiative to commercialise and launch innovative new uses for NZ wool. Tom will also announce the next recipients of the WRONZ/NZWCA student scholarships.

10:15am to 10:30am

Morning Smoko

10:30am to 10:45am

Kim Holden, Untouched World General Manager.

10:45am to 11:15am

Lucas Smith NZ founder of WoolAid, the world’s first merino wool adhesive bandage. “WoolAid heals you without hurting the world”

11:15am to 11:30am

Update from Wool Impact a collaboration between the government and sheep sector partners under the Sustainable Food & Fibre Futures fund to grow revenues for wool.

11:30am to 11:45pm

Megan Mounsey-Smith of NZFAI: progress on the inclusion of wool in the NZ Farm Assurance (NZFAP) quality assurance programme and development of online bale specifications.

11:45pm to 12:45pm

Lunch Provided. (Wool exercise entry papers to be handed in by the beginning of lunch)

12:45pm to 1:30pm

AGM & Wool Classer 2022 Season Awards.

1:30pm to 2:00pm

Brokers key messages for 2023 season wool prep and classing, and chance for discussion and questions with wool reps from NZ Merino, PGGW and Wools of NZ.

2:00pm to 2:40pm

Wool Exercise and samples discussion, questions + exercise top scorers announced.

2:40pm to 2:55pm

Acknowledgements, questions, suggestions, time to fill out feedback forms on the day.


Depart venue for Untouched World factory tour

3:30pm SHARP

Be at Untouched World factory: 155 Roydvale Ave, Burnside.

4:30pm Approx.

Day ends at conclusion of factory tour.

Posted March 29, 2023 by David.