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2020 OFPANZ Conference Postponed

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the recent travel restrictions and the New  Zealand Government’s recommendation to ban large gatherings and the advice on social-distancing measures , it is with great sadness that we announce the OFPANZ Executive have made the decision to postpone the 2020 OFPANZ Conference.  The new date has […]

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Enrolments now open for MITO’s Industrial Textile Fabrication Programme

Designed in consultation with industry, MITO’s new training programme will provide you with the skills and knowledge to work safely and accurately fabricate a variety of industrial textile products – from canvas fabrication to motor trimming. The training programme includes a mix of practical training and assessment, undertaken in the workplace, and eLearning, allowing you […]

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2020 OFPANZ Conference and Trade Show

The 2020 OFPANZ Conference and Trade Show will be held in Auckland 18-20 2020. We are excited to bring a slightly different format to the conference this year with a hands on marine and auto trimmers fabricator workshop to kick off the long weekend. More details will follow on our Website and Facebook pages.

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2019 Awards for Excellence Winners Announced

The 2019 Awards for Excellence Winners were announced at the OFPANZ Conference and Trade Show in Napier New Zealand this year. We had more than 100 entries and it was a tough decision for the judges. To view the winners and highly commended projects, please follow the links below:   2019 OFPANZ Awards For Excellence […]

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Reform of Vocational Education: Have your say

The Government has proposed wide-ranging changes to vocational education in New Zealand. There are three proposals open for public consultation. The proposed reforms will: Create a national institution, replacing the 16 existing polytechnics and institutes of technology Disband Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) Centralise the funding system MITO, is concerned that the wide-ranging reforms proposed to […]

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New OFPANZ Membership Benefit – Houzz

Houzz & Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand have partnered to provide benefits for members!  Houzz is the world’s largest community for home design and renovation. Over 250, 000 Kiwi users, use Houzz NZ every month to connect with designers and home professionals to help them with their projects – so having a strong presence on Houzz […]

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OFPANZ Central Region Meeting

Central Region Networking

OFPANZ Networking, Training, Development and Fun The Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand’s Central Region would like to invite you to our next regional meeting combined with networking, training, development and fun for you and your staff on 10th August 2017. Date: Thursday, 10th August 2017 Time: 4:00pm -7:30pm Location: Hawkes Bay Trim and Canvas, 500 Williams […]

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