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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.

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Move from desk-job to dairy farming brings rewards

12 September 2022

From her first look in a working dairy shed as a teenager, Laura Murdoch wanted to work with cows, but a wrist condition meant she chose a career in accountancy instead and took up dairying more than a decade later.

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Diploma qualification supports move to sustainable wine growing

25 August 2022

Completing a diploma in agribusiness management is opening the way for Marlborough vineyard manager Phillip Dight to tackle the next big challenge in his role, moving to sustainable wine growing.

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Apprenticeships provide opportunities for staff and employers

18 August 2022

Post-harvest apprenticeships are providing an opportunity for large South Auckland kiwifruit operation Punchbowl PackCo to grow and advance members of its packhouse team and lift both skills and morale in the company.

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Primary ITO qualifications set dairy farmers on success pathway

16 August 2022

Farmers building their skills by studying towards qualifications have shone as winners in the recent 2022 New Zealand Dairy Industry Awards.

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Trades Academy paving the way for young women in farming

10 August 2022

When traditionally thinking of a farmer, New Zealanders often picture a ‘good Kiwi bloke’, surrounded by dogs, driving an ATV and patrolling vast high-country stations.

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Apprenticeship programme helps address skills shortage

9 August 2022

A new apiculture apprenticeship programme launched just before New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown 2020 has become a useful tool to combat the skills shortage for large apiaries operation Comvita.