• 2024 Conference and Trade Show

    We have got a fantastic Lineup of speakers coming to the trade show this week. Wednesday 19th June Kevin Biggar – From Couch Potato to winner of the 5,000km Trans Atlantic Rowing Race, Kevin will share with us what he has learned from rowing across an ocean to trekking to a pole. Thursday 20th JuneDr

  • REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW IS OPEN

    REGISTRATION FOR THE 2024 CONFERENCE AND TRADE SHOW IS OPEN

    Registration for the highly anticipated Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand Conference and Trade Show is now open! This event promises to be an experience featuring networking opportunities, and access to the latest achievements in the textile industry. Event Details: Why Attend? Registration Information: Don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow within

  • Who will be the first ATA NZ Apprentice of the Year?

    Who will be the first ATA NZ Apprentice of the Year?

    Do you know someone working on their Level 3 Qualification for Industrial Textile Fabrication? Now is their time to shine!. Whether they have been an apprentice for a few weeks or a couple of years, now is the time to take the opportunity to enter the Advanced Textiles Association  -NZ Annual Apprentice of the Year

  • Call for Entries: 2024 Awards for Excellence

    Call for Entries: 2024 Awards for Excellence

    It’s that time of the year again! We are thrilled to announce the commencement of entries for the Advanced Textiles Association New Zealand 2024 Awards for Excellence. About the Awards: The Awards for Excellence recognize and celebrate outstanding achievements, innovations, and contributions within the textile industry. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rising star,

  • OFPANZ Name Change to Advanced Textiles Association – New Zealand

    At the AGM held in Tauranga on 26th August 2023, the members voted to change the association’s name from the Outdoor Fabric Products Association of New Zealand to the Advanced Textiles Association – New Zealand. (ATA-NZ). After 35 years, this change marks a desire to encompass a broader scope within the textiles industry. In February

  • Inspiring Futures Grants Announced

    The first recipients of grants from the Inspiring Futures Foundation have been announced. They include the development of a website and national network for women in the automotive industry, a student loan scheme, and a co-ordinator for a qualifications upgrade. The Inspiring Futures Foundation was established to provide financial support for those working and studying

  • 2023 Cutting Edge Issue 1

    In this issue of the Cutting Edge Sponsored by MAST Academy you will find out what to expect at the 2023 OFPANZ Trade Show and Conference. We have had one new member join us, Sloans from Central Hawkes Bay. Learn some tips and tricks for entering in the 2023 Awards for Excellence. Bizdom shares 5

  • 2022 Cutting Edge Issue 4

    This issue of the Cutting Edge is Sponsored by Contender. Mike Cross retires from Industrial Textile Fabrication Assessor Role after 22 years. We welcome Bluesky/Batavian as a new member to OFPANZ. OFPANZ Members take home 9 IAA Awards Want to compare where you are in the industry? Have a read and see the 2022 Industry

    • 1422
    • 0

    2022 OFPANZ Cutting Edge Issue 3

    Check out the latest News in the 3rd Quarter 2022 Cutting Edge here. This issue was sponsored by W Wiggins Find out the latest information about the 2022 Conference. See the winners of the Awards for Excellence Learn the right way to Project Manage with IMNZ. Become part of a business mentoring group with Bizdom

    • 1368
    • 0

    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