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Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award winner inspires next generation of rangatahi

7 March 2023

The reigning winner of the Ahuwhenua Young Māori Award for sheep and beef is encouraging other rangatahi to give it a go, and hopefully win this year’s award, which in 2023 is in horticulture.

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New Executive Director for Primary ITO

2 March 2023

Primary ITO’s current Executive General Manager Education and Engagement Andrea Leslie is stepping up to head the organisation, with Nigel Philpott taking on a new challenge as chief executive at Nelson City Council.

Cyclone Gabrielle Update

20 February 2023

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Paying attention to things that matter the most

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Reaching for the top

2 February 2023

An all-new arboriculture programme is the final piece of training for technical arborists wanting to reach the top in their trade.

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Leadership programme develops primary sector team

16 January 2023

From agriculture to horticulture, vineyards to fish farms, and everything in between, strong team leadership skills are essential to building a successful and high performing team.

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Staff training partnership shows outstanding benefits

22 December 2022

Auckland goat milk product company NIG Nutritionals has substantially increased productivity and staff retention in its manufacturing plants by partnering with Primary ITO to give staff opportunities to gain recognised qualifications.

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Collaboration supports mahi to restore natural environment

7 November 2022

A collaboration between Te Ara Hīkoi Trust and Primary ITO is supporting a community goal to restore the natural environment across the North Waikato motu from coast to coast.

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Quality wine needs quality wine growers – it all starts on the vine

6 November 2022

Primary ITO has responded to the wine growing industry’s need for a programme dedicated to their unique requirements.

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Primary ITO joins Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning

5 October 2022

Primary ITO has become the final industry training organisation to join Te Pūkenga Work-Based Learning, making it the country’s largest on-the-job-training organisation.

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Career change leads to awards in viticulture

4 October 2022

Tahryn Mason was a university student set for an academic career when a summer job at an Auckland vineyard prompted him to leave student life behind for what has become an award-winning career in viticulture.