NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Colin Bettles – “Queensland Nationals Senator Barry O’Sullivan – a former police officer – is foreshadowing a torrid time for AWI at Senate estimates this week. … NINETY minutes has been allocated for Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) to face a vigorous and painstaking interrogation at Senate estimates hearings in Canberra this week, spearheading a lengthy agenda of farm levy-payer groups.”
OTAGO DAILY TIMES – by Sally Rae – “Dana McKenzie always felt it was somewhat of an oxymoron to be practising yoga on a ”stinky” PVC mat.
So, armed with a passion for wool – and a desire to find a use for it – the Romanian-born entrepreneur decided to do something about it.
This weekend, Mrs McKenzie has been at OM Yoga in London, the biggest yoga gathering in Europe, to launch wool mats to thousands of yoga enthusiasts.
Speaking to the Otago Daily Times, having just set up her stall, Mrs McKenzie said it had been a ”big dream in the making” and she was thrilled to be there.”
ABC NEWS – Sean Murphy – LANDLINE – “Improved land care and animal welfare, reduced wool prickle factor and the ability for regional businesses to take value-added products to the world are some of the ways technology is helping to reshape today’s wool industry.”
NORTH QUEENSLAND REGISTER – by Bruce McLeish, Elders northern wool manager – “STRENGTH TO STRENGTH: Wool continues to perform exceptionally well, even with some disparity emerging in different sections of the market… THE Australian wool market continues to perform exceptionally well, although this week saw further disparity emerge in different sections of the market.”
ABC NEWS – LANDLINE – by Sean Murphy – ” … Gostwyck also joins the online marketplace
One of the oldest wool growing enterprises in Australia has also been quick to embrace the new world of online opportunities
Gostwyck farm at Uralla in NSW was established in 1832, and sells its wool to high fashion knitwear brands such as Esprit and the suppliers of top end men’s suiting labels such as Saville Row.”
TOWN & COUNTRY – Weekly Wool Market Report Season 18 – Week 16
SHEEP CENTRAL – “PREMIUMS for non-mulesed wool sold in Australian auctions are rising and becoming substantial for some Merino wool, according to data released by the Australian Wool Exchange.”
CORPORATE.OLYMPICS.COM.AU – “PYEONGCHANG: The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) and Total Image Group (TIG) today unveiled the official formal uniforms to be worn by the Australian Olympic Team at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Games.
On hand to model the new uniforms were some of Australia’s best winter athletes including Olympic silver medallist David Morris, World Champion Britt Cox and Sochi 2014 Olympians Danielle Scott, Matt Graham and Jarryd Hughes.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “FINE Merino wool prices improved in Australian auctions this week, but crossbred fleece values declined further.”
SHEEP CENTRAL – “A NEW shearing and wool handling program for secondary school students in New South Wales’ northern tablelands region will be expanded after a successful trial.”