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Study life changing for cheesemaker

20 May 2022

Aimee Thorne still pinches herself at her situation and after seven years working at award winning Dutch cheese company Karikaas Cheese in Canterbury, still loves cheese.

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Apprenticeships funding a boost for the Primary Sector

10 May 2022

The announcement of continued government financial support for apprentices will help the primary sector attract and train the thousands of new people needed, Primary ITO chief executive Nigel Philpott says.

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New rural pest programme with map, data and communication skills

26 April 2022

If you work in rural animal pest control, you need to know how to stay safe and work productively. That’s where the ‘refreshed’ New Zealand Certificate in Rural Pest Operations comes in.

Real eggs or chocolate eggs this Easter

17 April 2022

Kiwis are well-known for their love of eggs, and while the focus might be on the chocolate variety this Easter weekend, there’s likely to be a few regular eggs on the menu too! 

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Nursery grower’s green shoots for industry

28 March 2022

A new programme to draw people into the primary sector has hit a major milestone – pairing up an aspiring nursery grower with an industry mentor.

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Apprentices bring innovation to Lochiel Station

3 March 2022

Having staff train through the Primary ITO Apprenticeship Programme is bringing innovation and adding value to the performance of large sheep and beef operation, Lochiel Station, in Canterbury.

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Tū Te Ngana Hau research report goes live

22 February 2022

Primary ITO would like to share a remote Māori community led education and training research report reinforcing the power of whānau ora in action. The report completed in February 2022 reflects a two-year journey.

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Rural Services Academy Programme brings innovation to industry

9 February 2022

A development programme to broaden employee knowledge across PGG Wrightson’s many areas of business 15 years ago is bringing both new people and new innovations to agriculture and horticulture.

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Westland Milk people have a passion for learning

25 January 2022

The opportunity to study for a qualification has kindled a passion for learning among staff at South Island dairy company Westland Milk with more than 60 of its manufacturing team studying toward a Dairy Processing Apprenticeship.

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Successful career established in just five years

3 January 2022

Should we ever stop learning? West Coast dry stock farmer Brendon Graham doesn’t think so and has established a successful new career in five short years thanks to Primary ITO.