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 […]
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.
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. […]
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/
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The 2019 OFPANZ Conference & Trade Expo will be held at the newly renovated Napier Conference Centre 25-27 July 2019. Accommodation available at: 1. Masonic Hotel – $169/night (Only 34 rooms available) Bookings can be made by emailing the reception team at [email protected] or by calling on 06 835 8689. Use Booking Reference #62755. 2. […]