Govt wool strategy starts with baby steps

Govt wool strategy starts with baby steps
Brent Melville
If anyone needed reminding of the infancy of the strong wool sector and its strategy, it was in the government’s announcement that it will kickstart the industry by investing in the production of strong wool nappies. In rolling out its long-awaited vision and action for New Zealand’s wool and fibre sector, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said on Friday that the government will put seed capital of $80,000 into Woolchemy, a company formed in 2010 to transform wool into sustainable, added value products. The research grant, through the...

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