• 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/

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.