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The best projects need the best supervisors

29 May 2023

Arboriculture is a highly specialised trade and the demands on supervisors are also highly specialised. That’s why Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga has launched a new Level 5 New Zealand Certificate in Arboriculture Supervisory Operations strand.

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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.

Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

11 July 2022

From tractors to quad bikes and everything in between. Get yourself or your team trained with our hugely popular vehicle and machinery micro-credentials in 2023!

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Sami Climbs to the Top of her Game

2 July 2018

Sami Baker, this year's Primary ITO Got a Trade Ambassador, clearly remembers driving past a crew of arborists in Christchurch years ago who were dangling from trees holding chainsaws and thinking ‘that would be a dream job’.

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How Qualifications Can Help Arborists Stay Safe at Work

27 February 2018

Climbing tall trees and wielding chainsaws is a dangerous business, so health and safety is a top priority for employers such as Franklin Trees.

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Arboriculture Provides Winning Career Path For Josh

8 December 2017

Auckland University graduate Josh Symes held a degree in geography and environmental science but like so many other young people, he was left wondering ‘what now?’

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Primary ITO Study Helps Chrissy Climb Straight To The Top

8 December 2017

She is a five times world tree climbing champion but Chrissy Spence still remembers her first ever arboriculture job when she realised she was “petrified” of heights.

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Demand Increases for Qualified Arborists In New Zealand

19 September 2017

Trained, highly-skilled, experienced arborists are hard to come by in New Zealand right now.

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Mathew Takes His Career To New Heights

19 September 2017

Working at heights is an essential part of arboriculture and Mathew O’Connor already had plenty of experience in that department when he first entered the industry in 2016.