Balclutha's AgBoard (formerly the Clutha Agricultural
Development Board) has closed its office and reduced staff
hours in an effort to make its remaining funds last until an
alternative source of funding can be found.
New Zealand farmers and processors could extract even more
value from their animals if they took more care of the pelts
and hides. Yvonne O'Hara talks to New Zealand Leather and
Shoe Research Association Inc (Lasra) director Geoff Holmes
about the leather industry's potential.