North Island Classer Professional Day 2022

NZ Woolclassers Association Invites You To Our North Island Classer Professional Development Day

  • Date: Tuesday 11th October 2022
  • Venue: PGG Wrightson Napier Wool Store
    32 Pandora Rd, Napier
  • Cost: Members: Free. Non-Members: $10
  • Register: by Wednesday 5th October 2022

The programme for the day is designed for our members but will be of interest/benefit to all involved in the wool and wool harvesting industry. Registration is essential and members are encouraged to attend.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. BYO lunch.

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


Download and complete the registration form and return to by Wednesday 5th October 2022 to register for this event. Payments to be made to the NZWCA account, using your name as reference.





Welcome, Induction and H&S briefing.

8:40am to 9:45am

Wool exercises.

9:45am to 10am

Morning Smoko.

10am to 10:30am

Derelee Potroz-Smith co-founder and CEO of

10:30am to 10:50am

Contamination in wool bales; a particularly North Island problem – WoolWorks.

10:50am to 11:05am

PGGW wool store pre-tour talk, auction overview, contracts, insight into how what is done in the shearing shed impacts wool store operation – Rosie Moore.

11:05am to 11:55am

Core grab demo and wool store tour.

11:55am to 12:15pm

Wool exercises, time to complete. Hand in before lunch.

12:15pm to 1:15pm

Lunch (BYO or eat out)

1:15pm sharp to 2:15pm

NZ Wool Testing Authority (NZWTA) facility tour, 22 Bridge St, Ahuriri, Napier (entrance is corner Bridge and Lever St). Parking may be limited, suggest car pooling.

2:30pm to 2:50pm

Ross McIsaac of Wool Impact; roles and objectives of the new wool industry body.

2:50pm to 3:10pm

Wool tutor/farmer Richard Gavigan – What the Q course is and why the industry needs it.

3:10pm to 3:30pm

Tom O’Sullivan, Chairman of Campaign for Wool NZ.

3:30pm to 3:45pm

Afternoon Smoko

3:45pm to 4:30pm

Wool exercise winners’ presentation, answers and related discussion. Bremworth wool rug prize draw and presentation. Time to complete feedback forms.

Posted September 16, 2022 by David.