• 2022 OFPANZ Cutting Edge Issue 2

    Check out the latest News in the 2nd Quarter 2022 Cutting Edge here. This issue was sponsored by Reid & Twiname. Find out the latest information about the 2022 Conference. Learn some tips on Recruiting Strategies and some helpful information on keeping your business safe in the cyber world. Celebrate the achievements of some of

  • 2022 OFPANZ Cutting Edge Issue 1

    Check out the latest News in the Cutting Edge here. This issue was sponsored by QCD. Find out the latest information about the 2022 Conference. Learn some tips on cross training your employees and what is new with the Apprentice of the Year Awards. Other topics include information about conference and MAST’s workplace Trainer Module.

  • 2021 OFPANZ Cutting Edge Newsletter – December

    Check out the latest News in the Cutting Edge here. This issue was sponsored by Rainbow Shade. Find out the latest information about the 2022 Conference. Learn some tips on entering the Awards for Excellence and what is new with the Apprentice of the Year Awards. Other topics include the latest information on Covid in

  • 2022 OFPANZ Conference to be in Nelson

    Only 5 months since our 2021 conference and yet it seems like a lifetime ago. With all of the border closures and lockdowns the OFPANZ executive, after consultation with members, has made the decision to not have our conference in Australia in 2022. We will eventually make it over to combine our conferences with the

  • Industrial Textile Fabrication Training Moves From MITO to MAST Academy

    OFPANZ is excited to announce a change in training from MITO to MAST Academy for our Industrial Textile Fabrication Learners. MITO’s Transition Plan, as part of the Reform of Vocational Education, has reached its final milestone with approval received from the Tertiary Education Commission’s Board of Commissioners to transfer its arranging training functions. On 1 January

  • 2021 Conference Registrations Now Open

    2021 Conference Registrations Now Open

    You are now able to register for conference. We look forward to seeing everyone at The Parnell Hotel & Conference Centre 24-26 June 2021. This is an opportunity for everyone to network with members in the industrial textile fabric industry. It has been nearly 2 years since we have been face to face with one

  • New Location for 2021 OFPANZ Conference

    New Location for 2021 OFPANZ Conference

    Due to Waipuna Conference Centre and Hotel currently being used as a managed isolation hotel, OFPANZ has changed the location of its 2021 conference. The conference will be held 24-26 June 2021 at The Parnell Hotel and Conference Centre. We will be releasing more information about the conference in the next few weeks. This year

  • Industrial Textile Fabrication Programme for Secondary School Students

    MITO have recently announced a programme that will help secondary school students gain experience in the Industrial Textile Fabrication Industry. Watch this recording of the Zoom Call from Thursday 16th July 2020 that shares the details of the programme. If you have any questions or would like to get someone enrolled, please contact MITO directly.

  • Government support available to businesses affected by COVID-19

    The Government has announced a $12.1 billion COVID-19 Economic Response Package for small to medium businesses and employees during this period of uncertainly. Over $5 billion is available for wage subsidies and the COVID-19 leave payment scheme will assist self-employed and employees in self-isolation, who are ill with COVID-19 or are caring for affected dependents.

  • Pricing Changes for Membership

    OFPANZ is offer small business owners in the industrial textile fabrication industry the opportunity to join at a reduced membership subscription. Now you can join OFPANZ for as little as $4.80 per week. Simply go to https://www.ofpanz.co.nz/membership/join/