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Work-based training fosters positive culture at Indevin

11 April 2024

Offering work-based training opportunities at its vineyards and wineries is key to attracting more people to work in the viticulture industry, according to Aotearoa’s largest grower and producer of New Zealand wine, Indevin Group.

The nuts and bolts of environmental practices on the farm

22 March 2024

Primary ITO has launched the new Farm Environment Planning Level 4 Micro-credential (a smaller sized piece of targeted learning) in response to farmers and their staff needing to know how to implement and monitor a farm environment plan.

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Developing people capability key to successful commercial bee operation

12 February 2024

A culture centred around developing people and providing opportunities has helped grow S J Apiaries from a backyard business with a few hives to a large commercial bee operation.

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Apprenticeship qualification recognises skills at award winning company

27 November 2023

The addition of an apprenticeship qualification to their years of experience in landscaping is helping to set a career future for two South Island landscapers.

Horticulturalist of the Year Competition showcases talent

22 November 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga learner and Nelson orchardist Meryn Whitehead is the winner of the coveted title of New Zealand Young Horticulturist of the Year, after a tightly fought contest in Auckland.

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Managing Milk Harvesting programme for dairy goat and sheep milking industries

20 November 2023

A new Managing Milk Harvesting “micro-credential” is extending skills and knowledge to improve milk quality and production for those working in the dairy goat and sheep milking industries.

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New Dairy Processing programmes offer more flexibility

13 November 2023

Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga has launched two new training programmes for Dairy Processing that contain essential knowledge for people working in the diverse range of businesses in this sector.

Growing people as important as grass for sports turf

6 November 2023

From bowling greens to race tracks, and golf courses to hockey fields, training people is the key to keeping sports turf in the best possible nick, and updated training programmes have been launched to make that happen.

New training to increase fruit production skills and opportunities across the country

2 November 2023

New fruit production training from Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga promises to make it easier for employees and businesses to get the skills they need.

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New training programmes for indoor crop production

1 November 2023

New Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga training programmes for Indoor Crop Production provide essential knowledge on water conservation, weather prediction, and environmental risk management, as climate change becomes an increasing focus for all.