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Modern Leather Making

February 17, 2022 | geoff

Are you a designer, artisan, craft person, student, new in the leather industry, working in retail or you just want to refresh your knowledge about how leather is made today, download the guide to...Read More

NZ skins and hides market bounces back in 2021

February 4, 2022 | Admin LASRA

2021 saw the New Zealand skins and hides market recover nearly 25% on 2020 to (NZD)254 million. This is a positive sign pointing to the resilience of the industry in very challenging times.Read More

2021 Young Leather Scientist of the year

February 25, 2021 | Admin LASRA

The executive committee of the IULTCS have announced the winners of the 2021 research grants with this news release as below and we are thrilled that a LASRA staff member is again conferred a...Read More

LASRA Leather & Fellmongery Courses for 2021

February 22, 2021 | Admin LASRA

LASRA Leather & Fellmongery Courses for 2021: LASRA Certificate in Fellmongery and Leather Processing This is a one-year part-time course and is the mainstay of the training activity for...Read More

2021 NZ Collagen Symposium

February 17, 2021 | geoff

Collagen is a versatile protein which is in high demand across a range of applications, such as cosmetics, food and beverages, and medical devices. The current manufacturing capacity within New...Read More

Science fun for future scientists

December 10, 2020 | Admin LASRA

Rafea Naffa has been named a recipient from this year's Earle Creativity and Development Trust. The award was given for a series of school holiday chemistry shows Rafea performed at Te Manawa...Read More

LASRA Course students receive their awards

December 9, 2020 | Admin LASRA

Tutor Rowan Bell presented Pablo Lozano his award for the runner-up student on the 2019 Introductory Course (Bovine). The presentation took place at Pablo's workplace at Tasman Tanning, Whanganui...Read More

Out with the old …

November 18, 2020 | Admin LASRA

It was a day of heavy lifting when LASRA's old samming machine was replaced with a later model acquired from what was NZ Light Leathers. The logistical operation of getting the 4.8 tonne machine...Read More

LASRA Conference 2020 announcement

July 6, 2020 | admin

After careful consideration and taking advice from our industry, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 LASRA Annual Conference scheduled 13th-14th August 2020. We do apologise...Read More