North Island Industry Day 2023

NZ Woolclassers Association Invites You To Our 2023 North Island Industry Day.

  • Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023
  • Venue: Bremworth Factory/Elco Direct wool store, 19 Leamington Street, Castlecliff, Whanganui
  • Cost: Members: Free. Non-Members: $10
  • Student rate and discount for groups of five or more available on request
  • Preregister: by Saturday 7th October 2023

The programme for the day is designed for NZWCA members but will be a day of upskilling and connecting for all involved in the wool and wool harvesting industry. All welcome!

Preregistration by 7 October is essential as the venues are functioning work places.

Hot drinks and biscuits will be provided. BYO lunch.

All registrations go in the draw to win a wool rug valued at $1499 thanks to Bremworth.

Bremworth logo


Complete the form by Saturday 7th October 2023 to register for this event. For more information contact Marg Forde (NZWCA Registrar):; Ph. 0274 743 104

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



Registration via Bremworth reception.


Welcome, induction and H&S briefing.


Wool exercises, wool displays and wool store tour.


Morning Smoko in the Bremworth caf.


Speakers in Bremworth caf:

  • Tom O’Sullivan of Campaign for Wool NZ;
  • Margo Riach of The Wool Company, Taihape;
  • Wool tutors Laurie Boniface and Richard Gavigan on NZ wool education opportunities;
  • Ian Hopkirk, PGG Wrightson wool rep on the importance and value of upholding quality preparation in the shed.


Lunch off site, not supplied.


Speakers in Bremworth caf:


Elco woolstore, wool exercise answers, discussion and certificates for top scorers presented, feedback forms completed and Bremworth wool rug prize draw.


Bremworth wool spinning plant tour.

Posted September 21, 2023 by David.