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Wool Board, New Zealand

Also operates as New Zealand Wool Group. Subsidiary organisations are Wools of New Zealand Limited and Wool Production Technology Limited.

ACTS ADMINISTERED 

The Wool Board is governed by the Wool Board Act 1997.

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The object of the Wool Board is:

  • To help in the attainment, in the interests of growers, the best possible net ongoing returns for New Zealand wool and;
  • In pursuing its objective, the Board must have regard to the desirability of the wool industry's making the best possible net ongoing contribution to the New Zealand economy.

The functions of the Board are wide ranging and set out in detail at section 6 of the Wool Board Act.

STRUCTURE

The Wool Board is a small, strategic organisation with its functions fulfilled primarily through its operating subsidiaries, Wools of New Zealand Limited and Wool Production Technology Limited, together with other contracted parties.

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RECORDS

The Board hold records of its meetings, of Board papers prepared to support the development of Board policy statistical information on New Zealand wool production and its sale, records relevant to fulfillment of its various functions.

DOCUMENTS RELATING TO DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES

The Board maintains a staff manual which sets out policy regarding conditions of employment, legislative compliance requirements, expected standards and related policies.

The Board maintains a governance manual which establishes policies and protocols for its board of directors and the monitoring of its performance.

FUTURE CHANGES

The Wool Board is embarked on a process of disestablishment which it expects to complete in either 2002 or 2003. It is anticipated the great majority of the Board's functions will through this process be transferred to commercial entities, with only a small residual industry good programme conducted by an entity funded via the Commodity Levies Act or some similar mechanism. It is not anticipated that any successor organisations will be governed by the provisions of the Official Information Act.

CONTACT

New Zealand Wool Board 
Level 13 
Wool House 
10 Brandon St 
P O Box 3225 
WELLINGTON 
Ph: (04) 472 6888 
Fax: (04) 473 7872 
Website: www.woolboard.co.nz
Email: firstname.familyname@woolboard.co.nz 

Wools of New Zealand Ltd 
11 Deans Avenue 
PO Box 757 
CHRISTCHURCH 
Ph: (03) 348 4029 
Fax: (03) 348 0013 
Website: www.woolsnz.co.nz 
Email: firstname.familyname@woolsnz.co.nz

Wool Production Technology Ltd 
Wool House 
10 Brandon St 
PO Box 3225 
WELLINGTON 
Ph: (04) 472 6888 
Fax: (04) 473 7872 
Website: www.woolpro.co.nz 
Email: firstname.familyname@woolpro.co.nz

Official information requests should in the first instance be directed to the General Manager, Policy, New Zealand Wool Board.