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Training a must for Eden Park’s hallowed turf

7 June 2024

If you’re not trained or in training, you won’t be taking care of the Eden Park turf. Simple as that.

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Ben Purua wins Māori Young Farmer competition at Ahuwhenua Trophy

24 May 2024

Emotions were high as Ben Purua was announced as the winner of the 2024 Young Māori Farmer Award for Dairy at the prestigious Ahuwhenua Trophy, taking the opportunity to call out the benefits of training and his apprenticeship.

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NZ Dairy Industry Awards showcase talent

23 May 2024

Primary ITO learners were among the winners on stage at the 2024 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards (NZDIA) in Queenstown on Saturday 11 May.

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Supporting literacy

17 May 2024

Primary ITO has secured almost $50,000 in funding to continue the important mahi of supporting priority learners with literacy assistance through their training.

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Training key part of success for Otago Southland Young Farmer of the Year

23 April 2024

Award-winning Southland farmer Zac Thomas is urging others to take up training, saying it’s the best way to prepare for a career leading to farm ownership and business success.

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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.

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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.

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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.