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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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