World Leather Day 26 April 2024

April 23, 2024 | Admin LASRA

World Leather Day, operated in collaboration by Leather Naturally and Leather Working Group, returns for 2024 on April 26. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Repair, Reuse,...Read More

Inaugural Drum Operator’s Course

September 21, 2023 | Admin LASRA

This 3-day event took place between 19 Sept-21 Sept at LASRA where 6 keen fellmongery operators were put through their paces. It can be said that we probably learned as much from their collective...Read More

Sole long!

September 15, 2023 | Admin LASRA

Our Senior Technical Officer and 'footwear guru', Peter Roy is retiring after 46 years in the physical testing Laboratory. The breadth of knowledge and experience Peter brings to footwear testing...Read More

Endeavour funding success

September 14, 2023 | Admin LASRA

A LASRA innovative research project in collaboration with AgResearch will receive investment funding totalling $1 million over three years through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and...Read More

NZ exports point to market recovery

August 17, 2022 | Admin LASRA

New Zealand exports dollar value to the year ending June 2022 is up 30% on the previous year. This is a welcome sign of an economic recovery that will soon be back to pre-pandemic levels.Read More


July 28, 2022 | geoff

News Release from the IULTCS                                                                     26 July 2022  Registration...Read More

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

Christmas New Year Shutdown

December 10, 2021 | geoff

To our valued Members and clients. Thank you all for your support in 2021! Just a reminder to let you know about the LASRA Christmas/ New Year closedown: Last day of the year for us:...Read More