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Managing Milk Harvesting programme for dairy goat and sheep milking industries

20 November 2023

A new Managing Milk Harvesting “micro-credential” is extending skills and knowledge to improve milk quality and production for those working in the dairy goat and sheep milking industries.

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Bite-sized vehicle and machinery training

1 June 2023

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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Learning opportunities set successful career path

22 May 2023

Waikato Dairy Manager of the Year Runner Up Sicelo Nene is very thankful for being able to learn about the New Zealand dairy industry and gain qualifications while he works his way up in the industry.

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Learning together supports dairy business

16 May 2023

Waimakariri contract milkers Kirstie and Wayne Pritchard wouldn’t be without the support and opportunities that Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga offers to their business.

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Primary ITO programme sets trainee up for awards and career success

15 May 2023

Natasha Price grew up on a dairy farm but never considered a career in dairy farming. Her plans changed due to the Covid-19 disruption and now she’s an award-winning dairy trainee with goals for a successful future in dairying.

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On-farm learning for next generation of dairy farmers

8 May 2023

Bringing the next generation of dairy farmers through by offering them on-the-job learning is important for the future of the industry, says Tasman district dairy farmer Kevin Freeman.

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On-farm learning brings new people into dairy industry

3 May 2023

Having Primary ITO | Te Pūkenga supporting their on-farm team to learn on the job enables Waikato dairy farmers Mel and Josh Thomson to bring people with no experience into the dairy industry, says Mel.

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On farm learning helps to retain dairy workers

1 May 2023

Giving team members the opportunity to gain an on-the-job qualification means farmers can retain both staff and their skills longer, says Hauraki District dairy farmer Ilona Pohlmann.

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Dairy apprenticeship supports career change from corporate world

21 March 2023

In a couple of short years Lauren Randall has changed careers to dairy farming, become financially stable and has goals to own her own dairy herd.

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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.